I worked at a branch in Southern CA and started at $12/hr back in 2006, because I had some banking experience. I believe you start at $11/hr, at least then, with no experience. After working there 5 and 1/2 years I made $2.13/hr more, $14.13/hr, which isn't much of a raise over that time period but can be expected with today's economy. Basically if you weren't a good salesperson, and I was a teller mind you, you wouldn't get much of a raise or bonus. Management told me they only had some much money to offer between all the employees. If that was the case, the bank was very stingy with what pay they gave the tellers. The health benefits and retirement programs were pretty good though. You also start with two weeks vacation pay. Not bad in the benefits department. Also if you happened to help another branch out or have to travel beyond a certain distance for training, the bank paid a decent amount per mile and sometimes paid for the time it took you as well.
The best thing I enjoyed about working at Union Bank was the customers. I really enjoyed talking to them and helping them in any way I could. The only perk I could think of is we did get gift certificates if someone felt we did a good job on something.