Salary for Fraud Examiners, Investigators and Analysts

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Individuals working as fraud examiners, investigators and analysts examine allegations of fraud, gather evidence, and when necessary confer with law enforcement agencies regarding their findings. Occasionally these professionals will be called upon to testify when cases of fraud go to court. The investigations they perform must be thorough, well-documented and evidence-based. Professionals in this industry may also provide information on how to prevent and detect fraud to organizations wishing to diminish their risk. Knowledge of current government regulations, strong communication skills, and some college are required for this position. On-the-job training or prior work experience in a similar field may also be requested.

A Fraud Examiner, Investigator or Analyst can receive an average wage between 48000 and 72000 based on tenure level. Fraud Examiners, Investigators and Analysts receive an average pay level of Sixty Five Thousand Three Hundred dollars on a yearly basis.

Fraud Examiners, Investigators and Analysts receive the highest pay in the District of Columbia, which has average compensation of about $90410. Employees in this career can receive the highest pay in Manufacturing, which has average wages of $86080.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 17.67 percent nationwide in that time.
Fraud Examiners, Investigators and Analysts tend to make the most in the following industries
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $86,080
Manufacturing $76,110
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $75,930
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $73,660
Utilities $72,770
Retail Trade $72,470
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Other Services (except Public Administration) $51,440
Health Care and Social Assistance $57,490
Accommodation and Food Services $57,830
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $61,500
Construction $64,250
Finance and Insurance $64,300