A Trust Officer earns an average salary of $65,935 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Client Interaction and Legal Compliance.
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$47,800 - $100,043
MEDIAN: $65,934

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$47,800 - $100,043  
$1,028 - $14,681  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,973  
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$48,263 - $109,095  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 237

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Job Description for Trust Officer

Trust officers are commonly hired by private banks and investment groups to provide expertise and communication in trust and estate issues. Most of the daily duties of the job involve communicating, as individuals in this position work as a liaison between trust clients and various related agencies or advisors. Specific tasks include interpreting legal documents, reviewing client relationships, monitoring funds, reporting to management, and completing various forms of paperwork. This is done in an indoor environment, typically in a banking institution or other office setting. Work involves communication with clients and other firms, but trust officers also work in teams with other trust officers in many large banks. Risk and physical requirements of the position are extremely limited, while work hours are typically standard business operating hours.


Trust Officer Tasks

  • Set up trust funds by identifying potential members and placing assets into trust account.
  • Work to implement strategies which achieve client goals for trust fund.
  • Coordinate legal, tax, and financial paperwork associated with the account, and ensure compliance with bank and government regulations.
  • Manage returns yielded by trust fund, distributing profits to trust members or reinvesting them according to trust fund terms.

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Experience Affects Trust Officer Salaries

National Average

Skills That Affect Trust Officer Salaries

Client Interaction
up arrow 32%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 2%

National Average

Investment Management
up arrow 1%

Financial Advisor
up arrow 7%

Investment Planning
up arrow 19%

Trust Administration
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.


53 %
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 8%