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Top 10 Highest Paying Banks in USA in 2021

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There’s a lot of opportunities for work in the financial sector. Whether it’s a commercial bank, investment bank, micro-finance, or mortgage companies, the chances of landing a nice paying job are quite in your favour. However, the best banks to work for in the USA are those who pay more and give their employees the best benefits.

In this article, we will give a quick run-down of the ten highest paying banks in the USA. Suppose you’re a graduate in accounting or just completed a finance-related discipline in a higher institution of learning; you might want to pay close attention to the list. We’ll be listing only the best banks with the most lucrative job opportunities.

If you’ve got the required qualifications and the skill set, these are the best you should let have your CV. We’ve focused on listing the commercial banks because they seem to be the ones with the higher number of opportunities, even though we know other sectors are equally lucrative.

1. JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Unlike other competitors in the financial sector, JP Morgan Chase is constantly taking steps to improve and grow its banking network worldwide. Currently, with over 5000 branches and over 250000 employees, it’s clearly a hot spot for any young accountant to start a career.

Entry-level accounting positions like accounting clerk are paid around $50000 a year, and advanced positions like Finance Manager and Auditor are paid over $85000 per annum. Staffs in executive seats get around the range of $7 Million to $32 Million with a more complex salary structure.

2. Bank of America

Like other big banks in the USA, Bank of America has successfully capitalized on digital innovation. They currently boast of over 37 million digital clients.

Much growth has been seen since the introduction of Erica, their virtual assistant. Regarding how much they pay human workers, entry-level positions like accounting clerks receive just over $43000 a year, and a financial analyst can earn up to $95000 a year.

3. Wells Fargo & Co.

One of the oldest finance companies in America, Wells Fargo, founded in 1852, surely has to be listed. Although more recently, they seem to have turned their focus on consolidation and reduction of branches around the country, they’re still up there as one of the banks with the most branches in the country.

Recent statistics put their asset value above $1.9 Trillion, and this robust balance is well reflected in their pay grade. An entry-level accounting clerk receives $30000 per year, while auditors and financial analysts are paid good amounts well above $55000.

4. Citi Group Inc.

The Citi Bank, a Subsidiary of Citi Group, is the retail banking division of the financial services corporation. With about 1000 branches and 4000 scattered around key markets globally, we have the perfect finance company where budding accountants and financial analysts can look for career opportunities.

An employee on the seat of a financial analyst receives over $90000 per year. However, other accounting positions are not lucrative as a Credit Specialist gets just above $35000 per year. An accountant only receives $12.50 per hour.

5. U.S Bancorp

U.S. Bank, a commercial bank, is a subsidiary of a parent company known as U.S. Bancorp, a bank holding company. Bankrate ranks it as the fifth-largest commercial bank in America according to assets valued at over $540 Billion. Employees working as financial analysts are paid $72000 per year, while an accounting specialist receives $36600 per year.

6. PNC Financial Services Group Inc.

PNC was initially founded as Pittsburgh Trust and Savings Co. is a regional bank operating in parts of the Northeast South and Midwest.

They currently have about 2500 branches scattered across these regions, with the headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. An entry-level account receives over $60000 per year, while more advanced roles like finance manager are paid $107000 per year.

7. Truist Financial Corporation

The Merger between BB&T and SunTrust in 2019 is what we now know as Truist Financial Corporation. The merger brings the overall asset valuation of the company to $499 Billion as of 2021. They currently have about 3000 branches in the U.S. and are generally regarded as a 3-star bank.

Lead tellers receive about $27000 per year. However, seen as little, it’s only 6% below average compared with the payment rosters of other banks in the country. Of course, other seats like accounting clerks earn $43000 per year, which just about meets the average payment across the nation.

8. Bank of New York Mellon Corp.

Bank of New York Mellon is an investment company rendering services to corporations, institutions, and private investors. Holding the record as the first company to be traded in the New York Stock Exchange, BNY currently possesses assets valued at over $400 Billion as of 2021. An employee working as an accountant earns just over $45000 yearly, while other roles like an auditor earn $69000 per year.

9. Capital One

Capital One is an American bank holding company, specialized in three banking divisions; credit cards, consumer, and commercial banking. It is ranked as the second-largest auto-finance company in the U.S., with assets valued at $421 Billion. An entry-level accountant receives just above $40000 every year, while other roles like an auditor earn as high as $180000 per year.

10. Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

Goldman Sachs is an international investment bank with headquarters in New York. Their role suggests not just the average commercial bank dominating the list. Financial roles available in this company are quite lucrative and advanced than others listed above. An equity analyst earns over $85000 per year, and employees working as finance associates are paid $140000 per annum.


This is our list of highest paying banks in the US today, we hope you find the list useful. If you have any comment, be sure to use the comment section below and we will respond to you in the shortest possible time.

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