What Tellers Do

Tellers are responsible for accurately processing routine transactions at a bank.

Work Environment

Most tellers work in bank branches.

How to Become a Teller

Most tellers have a high school diploma and receive about 1 month of on-the-job training. Some banks do background checks before hiring a new teller.


The median annual wage for tellers was $32,620 in May 2020.

Job Outlook

Employment of tellers is projected to decline 15 percent from 2019 to 2029. Online banking and automation technology are expected to continue replacing more job duties that tellers traditionally performed.

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