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
Senior Bank Examiners
IV, V and VI
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
2021 Base Salary Structure
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.