Salary for Financial Examiners

Also known as:  Bank Compliance Officer, Bank Examiner, Financial Compliance Examiner, Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Specialist, Payroll Examiner, Pension Examiner

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The work of a financial examiner is difficult and involves knowledge of complex financial systems and the ability to spot compliance failures and violations of internal and governmental regulations within the financial sector. Financial examiners also establish and direct the implementation of guidelines designed to maintain compliance with new and revised regulations, and resolve financial integrity problems of the banking institutions for which they work. Their primary function is to guarantee compliance with federal, state and local regulations regarding securities and real estate transactions in the financial sector. Individuals in this profession are required to have an Associate's degree or higher. The majority have their Bachelor's in a related area.

A Financial Examiner will normally receive wages on a scale from 56000 and 84000 depending on experience and domain knowledge. Financial Examiners will most likely receive an average wage of Seventy Eight Thousand Two Hundred dollars yearly.

Financial Examiners can expect the most salary in the District of Columbia, where they earn average compensation of close to about $126410. Employees with these jobs receive the best pay in Other Services (except Public Administration), where they earn average pay scales of $89330.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 19.39 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Financial Examiners tend to make the most in the following industries
Public Administration $89,330
Other Services (except Public Administration) $86,230
Manufacturing $83,850
Utilities $82,410
Educational Services $80,340
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $80,180
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Health Care and Social Assistance $50,440
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $63,490
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $68,380
Transportation and Warehousing $75,710
Information $76,700
Management of Companies and Enterprises $77,230
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