What does a Teller do?

Tellers are responsible for handling customer transactions and helping with account related inquiries at banks. This most typically includes processing account deposits and withdrawals for a variety of account holders. Some tellers are also responsible for other banking services, including creating accounts, managing safety deposit boxes, and helping customers order replacement checks.

Tellers usually have a high school diploma, as well as some experience with handling cash and interacting with consumers in a retail or service-based environment. Tellers can oftentimes advance into senior teller positions and then into other banking services, like mortgages and loans.

What responsibilities are common for Teller jobs?
  • Perform routine bank telling tasks, including making deposits, withdrawals, transfers, and cash advances, receiving loan payments, and cashing checks
  • Open and close a variety of types of accounts, process address changes, and collect security box rental fees
  • Maintain and balance the cash drawer on a daily basis by accounting for cash assigned, received, and disbursed
  • Comply and stay up-to-date with applicable laws and regulations
  • Promote strong customer and client interactions, build relationships and participate in cross-selling, and offer new products and features
  • Demonstrate good risk management decisions, including displaying solid knowledge of guidelines for fraud prevention and robbery
  • Actively contribute to meet the branch business goals, as well as individual sales and customer service goals
  • Accurately close out the the teller terminal and remit daily work to supervisor
What are the typical qualifications for Teller jobs?
  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED) required
  • 1-2 years of experience as a teller or in a related field preferred
  • Must be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals
  • Demonstrated ability to use a calculator and a computer
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office products
  • Experience with financial institution software systems preferred
  • Cash handling, customer service, and/or sales experience preferred
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.4 ★
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Career Opportunity
3.4 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

How much does a Teller make near United States?

$35,551 /yr
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Teller Career Path

Learn how to become a Teller, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

Senior Teller
Lead Teller

Years of Experience Distribution

0 - 1
2 - 4
5 - 7
Not including years spent in education and/or training

Teller Insights

Read what Teller professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Bank of AmericaBank of America
Bank Teller
May 27, 2022

“my boss didn't let me sit as a teller whilst pregnant and was rude after returning from my FMLA leave”

Bank of AmericaBank of America
Bank Teller
Dec 31, 2021

“I really did enjoy working for them and the people I worked with were amazing.”

PNC Financial Services GroupPNC Financial Services Group
Lead Teller
Feb 16, 2022

“My team is great to work with and I love being able to choose many different career paths.”

Bank Teller
Aug 8, 2021

“Good place to work near my home love my customers and people I work with.”

Zymo ResearchZymo Research
Bank Teller
Aug 3, 2022

“Owner is a great guy! Free lunch every Thursdays and free fruit twice a week.”

Wells FargoWells Fargo
Nov 8, 2022

“Training was very useful and I felt confident in my skills and knowledge for my position.”

Bank of PunjabBank of Punjab
Head Teller
Aug 1, 2021

“Fun place to work with good people i dont know i guess i i i i i i i i”

Polaris BankPolaris Bank
Teller III
Jun 28, 2021

“Good way to start your career if you don't have University education or while pursuing part”

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Teller Interviews

Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a Teller

When working as a Teller, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Military Experience, Professionalism, Multilingual, Leadership, and Fluent English.

The most similar professions to Teller are:
  • Customer Care Manager
  • Customer Success Manager
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Customer Relations

The most common qualifications to become a Teller include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.

Related Careers

Customer Care Manager
Customer Success Manager
No skills overlap
Customer Service Manager
Customer Relations
13% skills overlap

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