An average Bank Examiner in the United States can expect to take home roughly $78K annually. The company is the main element affecting pay for this group — geography and years of experience are driving factors as well. In this profession, nearly all enjoy medical and dental coverage, and most have vision insurance, as well. Job satisfaction for Bank Examiners is high. More than half of Bank Examiners (68 percent) survey respondents are men. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$48,924 - $138,267
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MEDIAN: $77,724
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,924 - $138,267  
   
Bonus
$97.87 - $14,758  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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$48,232 - $138,145  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 177
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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
$97.87 - $14,758  
   
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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$48,232 - $138,145  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | 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

  • 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


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Bank Examiners include Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), Federal Reserve Bank, and FDIC. Federal Reserve Bank of New York offers the largest salaries in town — $182K on average.

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. Those familiar with Financial Analysis also tend to 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.


Bank Examiners with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. 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 $83K. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average of $102K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $131K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $76,523

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

For Bank Examiners, busy Charlotte offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 75 percent above the national average. Bank Examiners can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+67 percent), New York (+52 percent), Washington (+24 percent), and Los Angeles (+13 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Kansas City Bank Examiners earning much less — 32 percent less — than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Cleveland and Denver (26 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Bank Examiner

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Bank Examiner Salaries




National Average
$77,000


Skills That Affect Bank Examiner Salaries


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Regulatory Compliance
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National Average
$77,000


Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 92%
vision benefits
Vision: 87%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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