Bank Examiner Salary

Bank Examiners in the United States pull down an average of $74K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography and the particular employer. In this profession, nearly all enjoy medical and dental coverage, and most have vision insurance, as well. Bank Examiners who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 69 percent. Job satisfaction for Bank Examiners is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$45,896 - $136,650

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$18.68 - $34.09

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Salary
$45,896 - $136,650  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,256  
Profit Sharing
$3,439 - $5,139  
Total Pay (?
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$46,005 - $136,861  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 308
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Hourly Rate
$18.68 - $34.09  
   
Overtime
$25.58 - $59.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,256  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,439 - $5,139  
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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$46,005 - $136,861  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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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


Bank Examiners seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at FDIC, where the average salary comes to $103K.

Popular Skills for Bank Examiner


Bank Examiners typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Risk Management / Risk Control, Financial Analysis, Regulatory Compliance, and Banking are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Banking. Those educated in Banking tend to be well versed in Risk Management / Risk Control 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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $58K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $85K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $97K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $146K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Charlotte is home to an above-average pay rate for Bank Examiners, 79 percent higher than the national average. Bank Examiners can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+38 percent), Washington (+32 percent), San Francisco (+18 percent), and Atlanta (+16 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Bank Examiners in Kansas City earning a whopping 37 percent below the national average. Workers in Denver and Seattle earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (24 percent less and 3 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Bank Examiner Salaries




National Average
$75,000


Skills That Affect Bank Examiner Salaries

Financial Analysis
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Risk Management / Risk Control
0%

National Average
$75,000

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 3%

Banking
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 70 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 91%
vision benefits Vision: 84% employee benefits None: 3%
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