Bank Examiners in the United States take home approximately $77K annually on average. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the particular firm, followed by geography and years of experience. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 64 percent of Bank Examiners are male. In this profession, nearly all enjoy medical and dental coverage, and most have vision insurance, as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$46,751 - $138,766
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$47K
$77K
$140K
MEDIAN: $77,277
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$19.58 - $31.32
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,751 - $138,766  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,213  
Profit Sharing
$4,500  
Total Pay (?
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$46,597 - $138,614  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 183
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.58 - $31.32  
   
Overtime
$61.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,213  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,500  
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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$46,597 - $138,614  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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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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Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), Federal Reserve Bank, and FDIC are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Bank Examiners. Those at Federal Reserve Bank of New York can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $182K.

Popular Skills for Bank Examiner


Bank Examiners report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Risk Management / Risk Control, Banking, Regulatory Compliance, and Financial Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Financial Analysis. Those educated in Financial Analysis tend to be well versed in Regulatory Compliance 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. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $56K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $85K. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average of $104K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $131K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $75,667

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

Home to some of the best pay for Bank Examiners, Charlotte offers exceptional salaries, 77 percent above the national average. Bank Examiners can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+51 percent), Atlanta (+45 percent), Washington (+26 percent), and San Francisco (+23 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Bank Examiners in Kansas City earning a whopping 31 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Denver (25 percent lower) and Cleveland (13 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Bank Examiner Salaries




National Average
$76,000


Skills That Affect Bank Examiner Salaries


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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 92%
medical benefits
Vision: 86%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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