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
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.5 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.4 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Teller Salaries

Average Base Pay

£20,003 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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£18K
Median: £20K
£23K
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Teller Career Path

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L2
Teller
£20,003/yr
L3
Senior Teller
£21,507/yr
L4
Lead Teller
£21,507/yr
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Teller Insights

Read what Teller professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
KeyBankKeyBank
Lead Teller
18 Mar 2021

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

Bank of AmericaBank of America
Bank Teller
31 Dec 2021

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

Rogue Credit UnionRogue Credit Union
Live Teller
9 Nov 2019

“I just finished the 1st part of my training and onboarding ans everyone was wonderful.”

Texas Trust Credit UnionTexas Trust Credit Union
Bank Teller
5 Sep 2019

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

Citizens Bank of Ada
Bank Teller
6 Aug 2020

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

BOFA
Bank Teller
8 Aug 2021

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

Bank of AmericaBank of America
Bank Teller
3 Aug 2021

“It was a very nice place to work with a lot of good peoples with a lot of benefitso”

Hills Bank & Trust Co.Hills Bank & Trust Co.
Bank Teller
4 Mar 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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Frequently asked questions about the role 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:
  • Call Center Representative
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Customer Relations
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The most common qualifications to become a teller is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.