|Quick Facts: Financial Examiners|
|2012 Median Pay||
$75,800 per year
$36.44 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||Bachelor’s degree|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|On-the-job Training||Moderate-term on-the-job training|
|Number of Jobs, 2012||29,200|
|Job Outlook, 2012-22||6% (Slower than average)|
|Employment Change, 2012-22||1,800|
Financial examiners ensure compliance with laws governing financial institutions and transactions. They review balance sheets, evaluate the risk level of loans, and assess bank management.
Most financial examiners work for the finance and insurance industry, the federal government, or state governments. Most financial examiners worked full time in 2012.
Financial examiners typically need a bachelor’s degree that includes some coursework in accounting. Entry-level examiners are trained on the job by senior examiners.
The median annual wage for financial examiners was $75,800 in May 2012.
Employment of financial examiners is projected to grow 6 percent from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. New regulations will likely create a need for more examiners, though declining employment in federal government will slow growth for these workers.
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