Bank or post office clerk

Bank and post office clerks deal with the payment and receipt of money, cheques and other routine financial transactions and open and close accounts. They advise upon financial products and services offered by banks, building societies and post offices.


  • Provides postal services, pays state pensions, unemployment and other state benefits to claimants, supplies official forms and documentation to the public, and performs other tasks specific to the activities of a post office.
  • Receives and pays out cash, cheques, money orders, credit notes, foreign currency or travellers cheques.
  • Manages the operations of a sub-post office.
  • Advises customers on financial services and products available.
  • Maintains records of transactions and compiles information.
  • Deals with enquiries from customers, other banks and other authorised enquirers.

Typical Education Level

Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 15% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data


Average annual earnings

The current average wage for bank or post office clerk is £22,464

2,428 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 2,428. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.


Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for bank or post office clerk roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £22,464 per year. That is about £1,872 per month or £11.52 per hour. New workers generally start on £20,968, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £36,891

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 2,428 people are employed in the region.

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