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Financial Examiner Salary Information

The salary statistics of financial examiners are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of financial examiners within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The financial examiners annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Financial Examiner Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$46,400
25th Percentile Wage
$59,810
50th Percentile Wage
$79,280
75th Percentile Wage
$109,160
90th Percentile Wage
$148,390

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for financial examiners. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) financial examiners is $148,390. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $79,280. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $46,400. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 219% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
201679,2801.60%4.39%
201578,0102.18%-
201476,310-0.76%-
201376,8901.42%-
201275,800--

Table 2. Financial Examiner Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of financial examiners in 9 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for financial examiners occupations is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector with an annual salary $92,970. The lowest paying sector is the health care and social assistance sector (annual salary $45,080).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$92,970
Federal, State, and Local Government
$88,430
Transportation and Warehousing
$81,250
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$79,100
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$76,740
Finance and Insurance
$76,640
Information
$76,400
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$74,860
Health Care and Social Assistance
$45,080

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Financial Examiners by States

From the above tables we note that not only financial examiners salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of financial examiners in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $35,310 to $155,080. The highest paying state for financial examiners is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $155,080. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $35,310. For more salary information of financial examiners profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
District of Columbia
$155,080
New York
$100,590
Illinois
$95,690
California
$93,220
New Jersey
$92,070
Connecticut
$91,590
Massachusetts
$89,540
Washington
$85,720
Minnesota
$84,550
Rhode Island
$83,060
Pennsylvania
$81,440
North Carolina
$79,710
Idaho
$78,360
Delaware
$77,700
New Hampshire
$77,680
Virginia
$76,870
Georgia
$76,750
Texas
$76,740
Mississippi
$76,440
Arkansas
$75,940
Missouri
$74,570
Vermont
$74,490
Tennessee
$74,060
Arizona
$73,950
Indiana
$72,990
Colorado
$72,980
Kansas
$72,070
Nebraska
$71,880
Florida
$71,580
Utah
$70,190
Wisconsin
$69,290
Nevada
$69,120
Hawaii
$68,860
Iowa
$68,830
Montana
$68,630
Michigan
$67,680
Louisiana
$67,670
Maryland
$67,660
Oregon
$66,900
Ohio
$66,160
Maine
$63,470
North Dakota
$63,120
South Carolina
$61,940
Alaska
$61,070
Alabama
$60,520
New Mexico
$58,660
Kentucky
$55,470
Oklahoma
$55,160
West Virginia
$54,560
Puerto Rico
$35,310



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