Tellers

General Information

Description

Receive and pay out money. Keep records of money and negotiable instruments involved in a financial institution's various transactions.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit91.62%
  2. Private, not for profit5.19%
  3. Federal government1.31%
  4. State and local government0.95%
  5. Self-employed0.81%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Employment of tellers is projected to decline 17 percent from 2020 to 2030. Despite declining employment, about 33,700 openings for tellers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. All of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to other occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$32,620

State-by-state Salary

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$37,610
$24,340
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 72%
  • Some college 8%
  • Bachelor's degree 8%
  • Associate's degree 5%
  • Post-secondary certificate 2%
  • Less than high school 1%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Related College Majors

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Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Clerical
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Mathematics
  • English Language

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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