Bank Examiner Salary

The average Bank Examiner in the United States earns approximately $77K per year. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the specific employer, though the particular city and tenure have a (lesser) impact as well. Men make up the majority of Bank Examiners (64 percent) survey respondents. Job satisfaction for Bank Examiners is high. Almost all receive medical and dental insurance and a large number get vision plans. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$47,701 - $138,926
$48K
$77K
$140K
MEDIAN: $77,371
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$19.80 - $29.07
$23
MEDIAN: $23.24
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,701 - $138,926  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $14,899  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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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$47,341 - $139,479  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 169
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$23.24  
   
Overtime
$61.50  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $14,899  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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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$47,341 - $139,479  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Bank Examiner


Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), Federal Reserve Bank, and FDIC are among the top companies that take on many Bank Examiners. Bank Examiners flock to Federal Reserve Bank of New York for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $182K lead the pack in compensation.

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency employees cannot expect much in terms of compensation — the median salary amounts to only $65K, 181 percent lower than the top payer.

Popular Skills for Bank Examiner


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Bank Examiners who took the survey. Most notably, skills in Risk Management / Risk Control, Banking, Regulatory Compliance, and Financial Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people experienced in Financial Analysis also know Regulatory Compliance and Banking.

Pay by Experience Level for Bank Examiner

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $58K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $84K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $103K. Bank Examiners who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $126K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $77,265

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

For Bank Examiners, Charlotte provides a pay rate that is 73 percent greater than the national average. Bank Examiners will also find cushy salaries in New York (+66 percent), Atlanta (+66 percent), Washington (+23 percent), and Dallas (+16 percent). Compared to the national average, Kansas City Bank Examiners have considerably lower salaries, 33 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Employers in Cleveland and Denver also lean toward paying below-median salaries (29 percent lower and 26 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Bank Examiner

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Bank Examiner Salaries

▲63%

▲33%

▲8%

National Average
$77,000

▼25%

Skills That Affect Bank Examiner Salaries


▲3%

Regulatory Compliance
▼0%

Financial Analysis
▼0%

National Average
$77,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 91%
vision benefits
Vision: 86%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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