Commercial Banker Salary

The majority of Commercial Bankers in the United States — approximately one-half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $48K to $161K per year, and the median is $90K annually. In the world of Commercial Bankers, total cash compensation can vary between $48K and $161K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $50K and $12K, respectively. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Job satisfaction for Commercial Bankers is high. Commercial Bankers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 89 percent. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$49,611 - $143,391
(Median)
$50K
$90K
$140K
MEDIAN: $90,460
10%
50%
90%

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$7.07 - $27.35
(Median)
$7
$17
$27
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$49,611 - $143,391  
   
Bonus
$2,959 - $50,335  
Profit Sharing
$257.60 - $11,635  
Commission
$0.00 - $24,468  
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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$47,895 - $161,258  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 243
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$7.07 - $27.35  
   
Overtime
$28.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$2,959 - $50,335  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $24,468  
Profit Sharing
$257.60 - $11,635  
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).
)
$47,895 - $161,258  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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Job Description for Commercial Banker

Many financial institutions work with businesses and corporate clients in addition to individuals, and the person responsible for handling corporate clients is a commercial banker. These specialized bankers maintain and build existing relationships with business clients, while also actively marketing the institution’s services to attract new commercial clients.

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Commercial Banker Tasks

  • Sell full range of commercial banking services to client base.
  • Originate, negotiate, and close commercial loans.
  • Grow deposits, loans, and fee income in a profitable manner.
  • Develop and expand commercial client relationships, as well as cross sell existing clients.
  • Participate in the business development activities of the bank.

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Commercial Bankers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Customer Relationship Management, Sales, and Business Development are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 27 percent, 7 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Those listing Commercial Loans as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Competency in Financial Analysis frequently indicates knowledge of Sales.

Pay by Experience Level for Commercial Banker

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 Commercial Bankers. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $67K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $90K. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $120K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $130K.

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Experience Affects Commercial Banker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%


National Average
$99,000



Skills That Affect Commercial Banker Salaries

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 27%

up arrow 7%

Business Development
up arrow 6%

National Average
$99,000

Financial Analysis
up arrow 1%

Loan Underwriting
up arrow 2%

Commercial Loans
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 2%
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