"customer service," "procedures," and "bank products" aren't the only skills we found bank officers list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of bank officer responsibilities that we found, including:
We've found that 69.8% of bank officers have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 12.5% earned their master's degrees before becoming a bank officer. While it's true that most bank officers have a college degree, it's generally possible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every eight bank officers did not spend the extra money to attend college.
The bank officers who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied business and finance, while a small population of bank officers studied accounting and economics.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become a bank officer. We've found that most bank officer resumes include experience from Camden National Bank, Allied Universal, and USAA. Of recent, Camden National Bank had 7 positions open for bank officers. Meanwhile, there are 6 job openings at Allied Universal and 5 at USAA.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, bank officers tend to earn the biggest salaries at Bank of Marin, Guaranty Bank & Trust, and First Busey. Take Bank of Marin for example. The median bank officer salary is $105,646. At Guaranty Bank & Trust, bank officers earn an average of $104,390, while the average at First Busey is $102,454. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
We also looked into companies who hire bank officers from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase, and Bank of America.