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Financial Examiner Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of financial examiners in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare financial examiner salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Financial Examiners

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,680
25th Percentile Wage
$65,860
50th Percentile Wage
$88,430
75th Percentile Wage
$128,730
90th Percentile Wage
$169,750

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for financial examiners in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) financial examiners is $169,750. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $88,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid financial examiners is $51,680.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of financial examiners in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201688,4300.96%4.30%
201587,5805.56%-
201482,7101.84%-
201381,190-4.24%-
201284,630--

Compare Financial Examiner Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of financial examiners in eight industries in the federal, state, and local government sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for financial examiner occupations is the federal executive branch (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $115,930. The lowest paying industry is the local government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $58,400). For detailed financial examiner salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$115,930
Federal government, including USPS
$115,930
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$88,430
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$88,310
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$67,530
State government, including schools and hospitals
$67,450
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$58,560
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$58,400

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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