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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Financial Examiner Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$47,400
25th Percentile Wage
$61,090
50th Percentile Wage
$81,690
75th Percentile Wage
$113,300
90th Percentile Wage
$153,850

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 $153,850. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $81,690. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $47,400. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 224% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
$81,690
2.95% 7.21%
2016
$79,280
1.60% -
2015
$78,010
2.18% -
2014
$76,310
-0.76% -
2013
$76,890
1.42% -
2012
$75,800
- -

Table 2. Financial Examiner Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of financial examiners in 13 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 utilities sector with an annual salary $114,900. The lowest paying sector is the health care and social assistance sector (annual salary $53,960).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$114,900
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$92,970
Federal, State, and Local Government
$90,400
Information
$82,530
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$82,360
Transportation and Warehousing
$81,250
Finance and Insurance
$79,420
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$76,330
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$75,030
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$66,160
Retail Trade
$60,820
Educational Services
$54,290
Health Care and Social Assistance
$53,960

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 $38,870 to $155,730. The highest paying state for financial examiners is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $155,730. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $38,870. 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
$155,730
New York
$103,370
California
$96,040
Connecticut
$95,990
New Jersey
$95,770
Illinois
$92,970
Massachusetts
$92,150
Washington
$90,350
Louisiana
$87,990
Georgia
$87,890
Rhode Island
$85,200
Texas
$84,390
Minnesota
$82,490
Pennsylvania
$82,140
South Dakota
$81,810
Delaware
$81,640
New Hampshire
$81,460
North Carolina
$78,930
Arkansas
$77,590
Vermont
$77,390
Iowa
$76,990
Colorado
$75,410
Idaho
$75,350
Virginia
$75,110
Florida
$74,140
Nevada
$73,900
Arizona
$73,370
Mississippi
$72,840
Tennessee
$72,000
West Virginia
$71,970
Michigan
$71,900
Alaska
$71,350
Wisconsin
$70,920
Hawaii
$70,280
Maryland
$68,350
Missouri
$68,350
Ohio
$68,020
Oregon
$67,710
Indiana
$67,470
Kansas
$66,940
Montana
$66,090
Maine
$65,790
Utah
$65,260
Alabama
$64,750
New Mexico
$63,890
North Dakota
$63,710
Oklahoma
$62,670
Nebraska
$61,740
Wyoming
$60,030
South Carolina
$59,710
Kentucky
$54,240
Puerto Rico
$38,870



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