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Bank Examiner Salary

Average Bank Examiners in the United States make around $72K annually. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is residence, followed by career duration and the specific company. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Nearly all receive medical and dental insurance and most get vision insurance. There are more male Bank Examiners than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 67 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
$45,707 - $128,959
MEDIAN: $72,226

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National Salary Data

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$45,707 - $128,959  
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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).
$45,076 - $132,869  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 286
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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.


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

For Bank Examiners, comfortable salaries can be found at Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; in fact, average earnings are around $74K, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($56K versus $118K) is great.

Popular Skills for Bank Examiner

Bank Examiners who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that 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. Most people who know Regulatory Compliance also know Financial Analysis and Banking.

Pay by Experience Level for Bank Examiner

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

In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $58K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $85K. Bank Examiners see a median salary of $95K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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 $142K.

Pay Difference by Location

For Bank Examiners, Charlotte provides a pay rate that is 99 percent greater than the national average. Bank Examiners can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+41 percent), Washington (+26 percent), Dallas (+16 percent), and San Francisco (+14 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Kansas City Bank Examiners earning much less — 27 percent less — than the national average. Workers in Atlanta and Seattle earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (8 percent less and 2 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Bank Examiner Salaries

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Skills That Affect Bank Examiner Salaries

Risk Management / Risk Control
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Financial Analysis
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Regulatory Compliance
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 80 votes.


33 %
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 91%
vision benefits Vision: 83% employee benefits None: 3%