Bank Examiner Salary

Bank Examiners in the United States can expect wages of $75K per year on average. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is location, though years of experience and the specific company have a (lesser) impact as well. Almost all report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a large number collect vision insurance. For the most part, Bank Examiners enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Bank Examiners who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 67 percent. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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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 (?
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: 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


Dominating the field, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), FDIC, and Federal Reserve Bank are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Bank Examiners. The biggest paychecks can be found at Federal Reserve Bank — the median salary there is $120K.

Popular Skills for Bank Examiner


Bank Examiners report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Financial Analysis, Risk Management / Risk Control, Banking, and Regulatory Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Regulatory Compliance and Banking. Those familiar with Risk Management / Risk Control tend to be well versed in Regulatory Compliance and Banking. Most people who know 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.


For many Bank Examiners, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $57K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $86K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $99K in this role. Bank Examiners who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $139K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $75,252

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

Surpassing the national average by 78 percent, Bank Examiners in Charlotte receive some of the highest pay in the country. Bank Examiners will also find cushy salaries in New York (+37 percent), Washington (+30 percent), San Francisco (+17 percent), and Atlanta (+17 percent). Bank Examiners in Kansas City make 34 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Denver and Seattle are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 24 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively.

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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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Risk Management / Risk Control
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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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