Tellers are one of the least happy careers in the United States.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, tellers rate their career happiness 2.5 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 4% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy tellers are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Exterminator
2.5
$38k
Actuary
2.5
$108k
Financial clerk
2.5
$39k
Loan officer
2.5
$58k
Underwriter
2.5
$68k
Teller
2.5
$29k
Host and hostess
2.5
$22k
Auditor
2.5
$65k
Correctional officer
2.4
$42k
Food server
2.4
$27k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

Are tellers happy with their salary?