Bank tellers are the first line of customer service at a bank. They do everything from selling customers account upgrades to processing loan payments. Some of their other common duties include cashing checks and processing deposits. They must do these tasks accurately and quickly. Their salaries are not very high, but they plan an important role in the banking industry.
Approximately 576,580 tellers are employed in the United States as of a May 2009 estimate by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The average annual salary of tellers is $24,780 and their hourly rate averages $11.91.
Tellers in Texas earn about $23,640 on average, a $1,000 less than the national average. Their average hourly wage is $11.36. About 43,430 tellers are employed in Texas.
San Antonio employs approximately 5,360 tellers whose average salary is $24,340 per year. This is about $500 less than the national average and approximately $700 more per year than the average in Texas. Their average hourly rate is $11.70.
Tellers in Houston earn an average salary of $23,920, slightly above the state average, but less than the national average. The hourly rate for tellers in Houston is $11.50 on average. Houston has about 8,900 tellers.
Abilene is significantly smaller than San Antonio and Houston in population and further west in the state. It employs about 310 tellers. Tellers in Abilene earn significantly less than the average state salary for tellers: $20,840 per year. Their hourly wage is $10.02.