Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 43-3071 Tellers
Receive and pay out money. Keep records of money and negotiable instruments involved in a financial institution's various transactions.
Education: These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
OJT: Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Cash checks and pay out money after verifying that signatures are correct, that written and numerical amounts agree, and that accounts have sufficient funds. Receive checks and cash for deposit, verify amounts, and check accuracy of deposit slips. Enter customers' transactions into computers to record transactions and issue computer-generated receipts. Balance currency, coin, and checks in cash drawers at ends of shifts, and calculate daily transactions using computers, calculators, or adding machines. Examine checks for endorsements and to verify other information such as dates, bank names, identification of the persons receiving payments and the legality of the documents. Count currency, coins, and checks received, by hand or using currency-counting machine, to prepare them for deposit or shipment to branch banks or the Federal Reserve Bank. Order a supply of cash to meet daily needs. Receive and count daily inventories of cash, drafts, and travelers' checks. Prepare and verify cashier's checks. Sort and file deposit slips and checks. Carry out special services for customers, such as ordering bank cards and checks. Process transactions such as term deposits, retirement savings plan contributions, automated teller transactions, night deposits, and mail deposits. Identify transaction mistakes when debits and credits do not balance. Arrange monies received in cash boxes and coin dispensers according to denomination. Resolve problems or discrepancies concerning customers' accounts. Receive mortgage, loan, or public utility bill payments, verifying payment dates and amounts due. Explain, promote, or sell products or services such as travelers' checks, savings bonds, money orders, and cashier's checks, using computerized information about customers to tailor recommendations. Obtain and process information required for the provision of services, such as opening accounts, savings plans, and purchasing bonds.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Satisfactory
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $10.75   Entry $22,350.00
Mean $13.69   Mean $28,473.00
Experience $15.16 Experience $31,545.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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No postsecondary schools reported programs.
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