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The 10 States With The Highest Teller Salaries For 2019

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Rankings, Salaries - 4 days ago

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Without fail, in surveys across basically every demographic, the number one most important aspect of a job for most people is the salary — how much do tellers get paid where I live?

And while there are many things to go into how much you, specifically, can expect to make, there’s really good data for average salaries for tellers by state across America broken down by seniority level. So while your city may be slightly different than the state average, these averages give you a rough sense of what to expect for your salary.

To better understand how salaries change across America, we decided to take a look the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on average pay for tellers by state.

Additionally, we wanted to adjust the salary based on the cost of living in a state — because your salary goes further in North Carolina than it does in California.

The state with the best salary for tellers after this adjustment? That would be Tellers.

Here’s a quick snapshot of the top ten states for salaries:

  1. North Carolina
  2. Michigan
  3. Georgia
  4. Florida
  5. Washington
  6. Nebraska
  7. North Dakota
  8. Mississippi
  9. Texas
  10. Illinois

Let’s take a look at how we got here and a full ranking of all the states.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the job scene here:

How we determined pay by state

As we mentioned earlier, we took the average annual salary data for tellers from the 2018 Bureau of Labor Statistics — specifically their ‘Occupational Employment Statistics.’

To make the comparison of salaries apples to apples across states, we also took into account the cost of living in each state.

We then created an index by dividing the average wage for a state by the cost of living relative to average. As an example, the cost of living index in California is 135.9 and the average pay is $32120, so our index value would be:

$32,120 * (100 / 135.9) = $23,635

We then ranked every state on this criteria with the state with the highest salary index ranking as highest average salary for tellers.

Here’s a look at the full ranking for all states.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Teller Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 North Carolina $34,185 $32,100 93.9
2 Michigan $33,876 $30,150 89.0
3 Georgia $33,555 $30,670 91.4
4 Florida $32,695 $32,140 98.3
5 Washington $32,547 $34,240 105.2
6 Nebraska $32,336 $29,620 91.6
7 North Dakota $31,991 $31,800 99.4
8 Mississippi $31,874 $27,380 85.9
9 Texas $31,653 $28,710 90.7
10 Illinois $31,564 $29,860 94.6
11 Tennessee $31,431 $28,100 89.4
12 Wyoming $31,383 $28,810 91.8
13 Kansas $31,312 $28,150 89.9
14 Iowa $31,296 $28,480 91.0
15 Indiana $31,173 $27,900 89.5
16 Idaho $31,118 $28,660 92.1
17 Arizona $30,989 $30,370 98.0
18 Virginia $30,972 $31,220 100.8
19 Ohio $30,906 $28,990 93.8
20 Missouri $30,752 $27,800 90.4
21 South Carolina $30,735 $30,490 99.2
22 Kentucky $30,685 $27,770 90.5
23 Alabama $30,515 $27,830 91.2
24 Delaware $30,246 $30,670 101.4
25 Minnesota $30,029 $30,270 100.8
26 Utah $29,892 $27,800 93.0
27 Wisconsin $29,824 $28,870 96.8
28 Colorado $29,682 $30,810 103.8
29 Arkansas $29,437 $25,640 87.1
30 Oklahoma $29,417 $26,240 89.2
31 Louisiana $29,377 $27,850 94.8
32 Nevada $29,090 $30,050 103.3
33 Pennsylvania $28,954 $29,360 101.4
34 Montana $28,531 $28,760 100.8
35 West Virginia $28,072 $26,220 93.4
36 New Mexico $28,031 $27,050 96.5
37 Maine $27,148 $30,080 110.8
38 New Jersey $27,030 $32,950 121.9
39 Oregon $26,288 $30,390 115.6
40 South Dakota $26,258 $27,230 103.7
41 Connecticut $26,123 $33,360 127.7
42 Rhode Island $26,114 $31,520 120.7
43 Maryland $25,760 $32,330 125.5
44 Vermont $25,474 $30,850 121.1
45 New Hampshire $25,452 $29,780 117.0
46 Massachusetts $24,632 $32,860 133.4
47 New York $24,183 $31,680 131.0
48 California $23,635 $32,120 135.9
49 Alaska $23,424 $30,710 131.1
50 Hawaii $19,088 $32,050 167.9
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