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Financial Examiner Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for financial examiners in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of financial examiners among California metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Financial Examiners in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$57,570
25th Percentile Wage
$73,650
50th Percentile Wage
$93,220
75th Percentile Wage
$128,320
90th Percentile Wage
$163,110

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for financial examiners in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $163,110. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $93,220. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $57,570.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27.68
25th Percentile Wage
$35.40
50th Percentile Wage
$44.82
75th Percentile Wage
$61.69
90th Percentile Wage
$78.42

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for financial examiners in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $78.42. The median hourly salary is $44.82. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27.68.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of financial examiners from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201693,2204.82%13.09%
201588,73012.12%-
201477,9803.90%-
201374,940-8.11%-
201281,020--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Financial Examiners in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of financial examiners in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of financial examiners in state of California ranges from $62,140 to $118,860. The highest paying area for financial examiners in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $118,860. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont (mean annual salary $108,890). The lowest paying area is Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario with a median annual salary of $62,140.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$118,860
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$108,890
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$91,940
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$90,430
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$89,000
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$83,640
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$80,510
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$80,020
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$77,690
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$62,140



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