Bank Overtime Pay Wage & Hour Laws

Bank Overtime Lawsuits: Wage & Hour Laws

Commonly asked overtime pay law questions about banks:

What Workers are Employed by Banks?

The largest groups employed by banks include financial analysts, financial managers, loan officers, bank tellers, bank managers, accountants, auditors, and personal financial advisers, among others.

What is the Salary Range for Bank Employees?

According to the United States Department of Labor, salary estimates for occupations commonly found in banks are as follows:

Occupation Median Hourly Wage Mean Hourly Wage Median Annual Wage Mean Annual Wage
Financial analysts $46.60 $59.57 $96,930 $123,910
Financial managers $88.47 $95.35 $184,010 $198,340
Personal financial advisers $47.25 $63.75 $98,290 $132,590
Accountants and auditors $35.07 $39.35 $72,950 $81,850
Loan officers $30.00 $36.14 $62,410 $75,170
Tellers $13.09 $13.47 $27,240 $28,020
Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents $31.93 $49.16 $66,420 $102,240

How Many People Are Employed Nationally by Banks?

According to the United States Department of Labor, employment estimates and mean wage estimates for some common bank occupations are as follows:

Occupation Employment
Financial analysts 70,780
Financial managers 31,980
Personal financial advisers 137,960
Accountants and auditors 107,540
Loan officers 258,540
Tellers 487,770
Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents 161,860

Where Are Most Bank Workers Employed?

According to the United States Department of Labor, states with the highest employment level in this occupation are as follows:

  • Texas
  • California
  • Pennsylvania
  • New York
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Massachusetts
  • North Carolina

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What are the Major Banks?

There are a number of major banks in the United States, which are some of the largest employers in the financial industry. These include:

  • Bank of America
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • PNC Financial Services
  • U.S. Bancorp
  • Citibank
  • JP Morgan Chase & Co.
  • Wells Fargo
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company
  • Capital One
  • Regions Bank
  • SunTrust Bank
  • TD Bank
  • KeyBank
  • The Huntington National Bank
  • Citizens Bank

What are the Laws for Bank Employee Overtime Pay?

Under the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA), many bank employees are non-exempt and therefore entitled to overtime pay, but some may fall under the “administrative” exemption.

If an employee is non-exempt under the FLSA, the law requires that they are paid overtime wages of one and one-half times their regular rate of pay for every hour past 40 in one week.

Non-exempt bank employees often include bank tellers, assistant bank managers, and loan officers, among others.

If an employee’s primary duties involve the management of bank operations and must exercise certain levels of discretion and judgement while performing such duties, that employee may fall under the FLSA’s administrative exemption.

There are also state laws about overtime pay to consider. An experienced overtime pay attorney will be able to determine if you are entitled to overtime pay based on the applicable FLSA stipulations and state laws.

Is a Bank Employee Entitled to Overtime Pay?

Bank employees are often required to work more than 40 hours per week, and are therefore entitled to overtime pay.

For example, bank tellers must be compensated for time spent before and after shifts filling out paperwork, counting cash drawers, and reconciling deposits and withdrawals.

In some cases, banks may try to misclassify workers in order to avoid paying overtime wages. For example, an employee cannot be given the title of “bank manager” or “assistant manager” and denied overtime wages based solely on that. The FLSA exemptions are determined by job duties and compensation structure, not just the title of “manager.”

An experienced overtime pay attorney will be able to analyze your case in the context of the FLSA and your state’s laws to determine if you are entitled to overtime wages from the bank.

Does a Bank Have to Pay Overtime Wages to its Employees?

A bank employs many different types of employees, and some may be exempt under the FLSA and some may be non-exempt.

Exemption is not determined by your job title, but by your job duties, wages, and hours worked.

A bank is required to pay overtime wages of time-and-a-half to all non-exempt employees.

If you believe the bank you work for owes you overtime pay, it is best to consult an attorney who has experience with the FLSA and state overtime wage laws.

To determine whether you are eligible for filing a wage claim, contact our experienced Bank Overtime Pay Lawyers at (855) 794-2795 for a Free Consultation to discuss your case or complete the Free Unpaid Overtime Case Review Form on this page.  We will discuss your situation and determine if you have a claim. If you are owed unpaid wages, we will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means there are never any legal fees or costs unless you receive a settlement.

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