Bank Examiner Salary

An average Bank Examiner in the United States can expect to take home roughly $75K per year. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geographic location, followed by tenure and the individual firm. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 67 percent of Bank Examiners are male. Most Bank Examiners report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all have medical and dental plans, and a large number have vision insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$46,629 - $135,408
(Median)
$47K
$75K
$140K
MEDIAN: $74,866
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$17.88 - $38.41
(Median)
$18
$24
$38
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,629 - $135,408  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,380  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
Total Pay (?
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$46,464 - $137,476  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 329
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.88 - $38.41  
   
Overtime
$56.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,380  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$46,464 - $137,476  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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Job Description for Bank Examiner

Bank examiners are a type of financial auditor that functions as part of a control system in the financial market. Their main responsibility is to ensure that banks and similar financial institutions are operating in a way that is appropriately ethical and legal at all times. They do this using a set of standards and rules set by the government and by their company. Daily duties and responsibilities include various forms of monitoring and assessing bank performance, which often includes going through records to ensure compliance, communicating with employees of all ranks about various protocol and procedural questions, and conducting physical inspections. Records may come either in physical form or electronic form, so basic computer skills are often required.

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Bank Examiner Tasks

  • Offer improvements and recommendations to the bank.
  • Inspect and evaluate records and reports to ensure compliance with regulations and laws and to determine the financial health and status of the bank.
  • Audit financial institutions including payroll records, hiring practices, handling of client requests, and the amount of cash in facility.
  • Prepare finding reports for managers, directors or board members.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Bank Examiner


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Bank Examiners include Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), FDIC, and Federal Reserve Bank. Federal Reserve Bank leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $120K.

Popular Skills for Bank Examiner


Survey takers who work as Bank Examiners typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Financial Analysis, Risk Management / Risk Control, Banking, and Regulatory Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Regulatory Compliance and Banking. Skill sets containing Risk Management / Risk Control also tend to include Regulatory Compliance and Banking. Most people experienced in Financial Analysis also know Banking and Regulatory Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Bank Examiner

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Bank Examiners generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $57K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $86K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $99K in this role. Professionals who boast more than 20 years of experience reap the fruits of their labor to the six-figure tune of $139K — the plum median salary in this group.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $75,252

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Charlotte offers some of the highest pay in the country for Bank Examiners, 78 percent above the national average. Bank Examiners will also find cushy salaries in New York (+37 percent), Washington (+30 percent), San Francisco (+17 percent), and Atlanta (+17 percent). The lowest-paying market is Kansas City, which sits 34 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Employers also pay below the national average in Denver (24 percent lower) and Seattle (4 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Bank Examiner Salaries




National Average
$75,000


Skills That Affect Bank Examiner Salaries

National Average
$75,000

Financial Analysis
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Banking
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 74 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 92%
medical benefits
Vision: 84%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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