Tellers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
311k
Average Age
35.7
Estimated Job Growth
−15.3%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$26,227
Average Male Salary
$26,756
Average Female Salary
$26,119

About

Tellers are most often employed by the Banking & related activities industry. The average yearly wage for Tellers was $26,227 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Tellers by wage are Transportation attendants, except flight attendants, Umpires, referees, and other sports officials, and Barbers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Tellers are N/A. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Tellers are Hutchinson City PUMA, KS, Storm Lake, Denison & Cherokee Region PUMA, IA, and Tinton Falls Borough (South) PUMA, NJ.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Tellers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Banking & related activities is the industry that employs the most Tellers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Tellers, by average wage, is Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments. Tellers are paid most in Clearwater City (South & Central) PUMA, FL but are relatively concentrated in Hutchinson City PUMA, KS.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$26,227
AVERAGE SALARY
± $967

In 2020, Tellers earned an average of $26,227, $29,727 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Transportation attendants, except flight attendants make somewhat more than Tellers while Umpires, referees, and other sports officials make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Tellers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.275
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Tellers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.275, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Tellers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Tellers.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Tellers in the US. The average age of male Tellers in the workforce is 28.5 and of female Tellers is 37.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Tellers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

52.3k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 5,612
258k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 12,467

83.2% of Tellers are Female, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Tellers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Tellers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

61% of Tellers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 11.3% of Tellers, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Tellers.

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Age by Sex

28.5
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.13
37.1
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.724

The median age of Tellers is 35.7, and Male employees are generally 8.59 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Tellers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Tellers is Business but a relatively high number of Tellers hold a major in Human Sciences.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Tellers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Tellers need many skills, but most especially Active Listening, Reading Comprehension, and Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Tellers need more than the average amount of Mathematics, Service Orientation, and Active Listening.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Tellers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Tellers are expected to see a growth of −15.3% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

−15.3%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Tellers. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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