Senior Credit Officer Salary

Earnings for Senior Credit Officers in the United States come in at around $114K per year on average. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$71,227 - $177,752
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MEDIAN: $114,354
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Salary $71,227 - $177,752
Bonus $4,913 - $48,479
Profit Sharing $35,000
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$73,307 - $211,495
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 153

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Job Description for Senior Credit Officer

A senior credit officer, sometimes referred to as the chief credit officer, is a senior manager within a financial institution such as a bank or credit union. They handle a number of tasks, including creating procedures and policies for credit and loans, implementing a system of credit analysis and quality assurance for loans, and examining files for credit assurance and collateral documentation. Senior credit officers also prepare written analyses regarding large loans, identify problematic loans, provide quarterly analyses regarding loan and lease allowances and losses, and prepare board reports. As a supervisor, senior credit officers are required to have extensive knowledge of relevant mathematical concepts (primarily probability and statistics), as well as the ability to make effective presentations, interpret technical instructions, and ensure staff compliance with company policies. A senior credit officer also serves as a representative of their institution, often attending functions and events as part of their duties.

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Senior Credit Officer Tasks

  • Document and report on lending relationships' status and quality.
  • Direct due diligence and portfolio assessment practices, evaluating work.
  • Investigate and understand discrepancies, problems, and unusual situations.
  • Analyze financial information to determine credit quality, approve credit, and document risk factors.
  • Develop and document risk mitigation standards and processes.

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Popular Skills for Senior Credit Officer


Senior Credit Officers who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Commercial Loans, Loan Underwriting, Risk Management / Risk Control, and Credit Control are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 15 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Financial Analysis. Most people familiar with Financial Analysis also know Loan Underwriting.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Credit Officer

Pay by Experience for a Senior Credit Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Credit Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 13 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Credit Officer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 32 salaries. An experienced Senior Credit Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $119,000 based on 75 salaries. A Senior Credit Officer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $162,000 based on 67 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $126,456

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

For Senior Credit Officers, working in the bustling city of Boston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Senior Credit Officers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+10 percent) and Chicago (+9 percent). The lowest-paying market is Philadelphia, which sits 9 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Atlanta (6 percent less) and Dallas (5 percent less).

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Key Stats for Senior Credit Officer

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
46%
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Experience Affects Senior Credit Officer Salaries

▲28%

National Average
$126,000

▼6%

▼21%

▼29%

Skills That Affect Senior Credit Officer Salaries

Commercial Loans
▲15%




National Average
$126,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
46%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 2%
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