Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

-15.3% (decline)

Most Common Level of Education

High school diploma or equivalent


What Tellers Do

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

Other Job Titles Tellers May Have

Account Representative, Bank Teller, Branch Operations Specialist, Customer Relationship Specialist, Customer Service Associate (CSA), Financial Services Representative (FSR), Member Services Representative, Personal Banking Representative, Roving Teller, Teller

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Lead-Teller ,

Capital One

In a great work day, I oversee all that there is to do on the teller side. I need to make sure all operations and procedures are done correctly.

Universal Branch Associate ,

Capital One

A great day at work starts with arriving on time, meeting and greeting my customers, helping them with their transactions & any other banking needs, helping my co-workers with any issues that come up and finding correct solutions.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Balance currency, coin, and checks in cash drawers at ends of shifts and calculate daily transactions, using computers, calculators, or adding machines.
  • Receive checks and cash for deposit, verify amounts, and check accuracy of deposit slips.
  • Monitor bank vaults to ensure cash balances are correct.
  • Cash checks and pay out money after verifying that signatures are correct, that written and numerical amounts agree, and that accounts have sufficient funds.
  • Count currency, coins, and checks received, by hand or using currency-counting machine, to prepare them for deposit or shipment to branch banks or the Federal Reserve Bank.

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