Bank Examiner Salary

Pay for Bank Examiners in the United States sits in the ballpark of $73K annually. While geography and the individual firm impact pay for this group, career length is the most influential factor. Nearly all receive medical and dental insurance and most get vision insurance. Work is enjoyable for Bank Examiners, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Bank Examiners who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 68 percent. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$46,225 - $130,829
(Median)
$46K
$73K
$130K
MEDIAN: $73,018
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$18.01 - $28.34
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,225 - $130,829  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,154  
Profit Sharing
$2,000 - $7,500  
Total Pay (?
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$45,844 - $132,555  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 306
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Hourly Rate
$18.01 - $28.34  
   
Overtime
$25.58 - $59.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,154  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000 - $7,500  
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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$45,844 - $132,555  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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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


FDIC attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $81K.

Popular Skills for Bank Examiner


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

Pay by Experience Level for Bank Examiner

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Bank Examiners. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $58K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $85K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $98K in this role. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $143K.

Pay Difference by Location


Charlotte is home to an above-average pay rate for Bank Examiners, 82 percent higher than the national average. Bank Examiners can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+38 percent), Washington (+34 percent), Atlanta (+16 percent), and Dallas (+15 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Bank Examiner's salary, with Kansas City Bank Examiners earning salaries that are 27 percent less than the national average.

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Experience Affects Bank Examiner Salaries




National Average
$74,000


Skills That Affect Bank Examiner Salaries

Financial Analysis
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Risk Management / Risk Control
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National Average
$74,000

Regulatory Compliance
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Banking
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 92%
vision benefits Vision: 84% employee benefits None: 4%