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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 amongst California cities 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$56,240
25th Percentile Wage
$73,700
50th Percentile Wage
$96,040
75th Percentile Wage
$132,510
90th Percentile Wage
$165,460

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 $165,460. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $96,040. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $56,240.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of financial examiners from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$96,040
2.94% 15.64%
2016
$93,220
4.82% -
2015
$88,730
12.12% -
2014
$77,980
3.90% -
2013
$74,940
-8.11% -
2012
$81,020
- -

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 $49,550 to $120,410. The highest paying area for financial examiners in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $120,410. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos (mean annual salary $113,690). The lowest paying area is Santa Rosa-Petaluma with a median annual salary of $49,550.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$120,410
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$113,690
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$112,650
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$95,470
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$92,960
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$91,300
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$84,510
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$82,480
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$80,020
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$77,690
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$71,130
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$49,550




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