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Bank Examiners


Bank examiners, also known as financial examiners, investigate financial institutions to ensure their safety and soundness and to enforce federal and state laws. They arrange audits, review policies and procedures, study documents, and interview managers and employees. They prepare detailed reports that can be used to strengthen banks.

A bank examiner's fundamental duty is to make sure people do not lose the money they have entrusted to banks. Bank examiners protect account holders. They also protect the federal and state governments that are responsible for insuring financial institutions. There are approximately 60,900 financial examiners employed in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree




Faster than the Average
Personality Traits




Career Ladder
Bank Examiner Supervisor or Banking Consultant or Federal or State Government Banking Regulator

Commissioned Examiner

Bank Examiner

Assistant or Associate Examiner

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