OCC Salary Structure
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) offers highly competitive salaries designed to reward education, experience and excellent performance. The OCC salary structure provides pay ranges for jobs with comparable responsibilities.
Unlike most civilian federal agencies, the OCC does not follow the General Schedule (GS) Pay Scale. The General Schedule has 15 grades—GS-1 to GS-15—and the Senior Executive Service (SES). The OCC’s Compensation Program, the NB Pay Plan, consists of nine pay bands, NB-I through NB-IX (see Base Salary Structure table below). These pay bands cover positions from the entry-level to the senior executive. Employee compensation is based on the duties and responsibilities of the position, employee performance and expertise, and the increased contributions employees bring to their positions as they develop and apply broader skills.
Employees assigned to designated locations are eligible to receive geographic (geo) pay differentials in addition to their base pay. Use the Pay Band/City Salary Calculator below to determine salary ranges for the pay bands in these geographic areas.
|Pay Bands by Occupation||NB Pay Bands|
|Non-Commissioned Bank Examiners||III and IV|
|Commissioned Bank Examiners||V|
|Senior Bank Examiners||VI|
|Attorneys||IV, V and VI|
|Economists||V and VI|
|Other Professional Occupations (e.g., FM, IT, HR, Acquisitions)||III, IV, V|
|Administrative Support Staff||I, II, III, and IV|
|Managers and Executives||VI and above|
2022 Base Salary Structure
|Pay Band||Base Minimum||Base Maximum||Pay Cap (Base + Geo)|
Geographic Differentials (Geo Pay)
Geo pay is based on costs of labor and supplements employees’ base salaries to provide locally competitive salaries. It is included in an employee’s total salary.
Salary Calculator by Pay Band and City (Geo Pay)
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Merit Pay Increase
A merit pay increase is a permanent increase in pay based on the quality of the employee’s performance. It is tied to performance objectives.
A merit bonus is a lump-sum payment to award an employee for significant contributions beyond the performance objectives.
A special increase is a 5 percent permanent increase to employees’ base pay for expanding their skills, knowledge, or responsibilities.
A promotional increase is a 10 percent increase in base pay given to employees who are promoted to positions in higher pay bands.
Step 2 Increase
A Step 2 increase is a 6 percent increase in base pay given to employees selected for placement in positions distinguished by a higher level of job complexity and responsibility.