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.

  • 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
  • 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
Work/Life Balance
3.5 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.4 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Teller Salaries

Average Base Pay

$30,105 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $30K
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Teller Career Path

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“Key bank is amazing at following career pathing and helping you reach goals within the company”

Texas Trust Credit UnionTexas Trust Credit Union
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“I enjoyed my time at Texas Trust and the pay was good for what it was.”

Citizens Bank of Ada
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Aug 6, 2020

“They have great benefits and I would highly recommend someone to open an account or a job application.”

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Aug 8, 2021

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

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Jun 28, 2021

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

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Mar 4, 2021

“higher up jobs have minimum pay increase its better to stay in a lower rank position for nearly the same pay”

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

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“Not a good job becasue there are many places to move up to that pay well.”

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