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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

13-2061 Financial Examiners

Enforce or ensure compliance with laws and regulations governing financial and securities institutions and financial and real estate transactions. May examine, verify, or authenticate records.


National estimates for Financial Examiners
Industry profile for Financial Examiners
Geographic profile for Financial Examiners

National estimates for Financial Examiners:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Financial Examiners:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
60,750 1.4 % $ 46.24 $ 96,180 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Financial Examiners:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 23.47 $ 29.96 $ 39.14 $ 58.67 $ 77.33
Annual Wage (2) $ 48,830 $ 62,320 $ 81,410 $ 122,030 $ 160,850


Industry profile for Financial Examiners:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Financial Examiners are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Financial Examiners, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Financial Examiners:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 and 5223 only) 21,730 1.09 $ 40.24 $ 83,690
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 8,900 0.93 $ 57.99 $ 120,610
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 6,320 0.30 $ 63.51 $ 132,090
Management of Companies and Enterprises 6,190 0.24 $ 45.32 $ 94,270
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 4,820 0.22 $ 38.39 $ 79,850

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Financial Examiners:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 1,420 6.78 $ 63.23 $ 131,510
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 and 5223 only) 21,730 1.09 $ 40.24 $ 83,690
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 8,900 0.93 $ 57.99 $ 120,610
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 3,910 0.63 $ 39.66 $ 82,500
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 6,320 0.30 $ 63.51 $ 132,090

Top paying industries for Financial Examiners:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 6,320 0.30 $ 63.51 $ 132,090
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 1,420 6.78 $ 63.23 $ 131,510
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 8,900 0.93 $ 57.99 $ 120,610
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 400 0.10 $ 55.08 $ 114,560
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 410 0.04 $ 47.93 $ 99,700


Geographic profile for Financial Examiners:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Financial Examiners are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Financial Examiners, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of financial examiners by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Financial Examiners:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 13,200 1.52 3.53 $ 55.81 $ 116,080
Texas 4,640 0.38 0.88 $ 40.99 $ 85,260
California 3,710 0.22 0.52 $ 51.39 $ 106,890
Ohio 2,610 0.50 1.16 $ 37.43 $ 77,850
Florida 2,580 0.30 0.70 $ 36.31 $ 75,520


Map of location quotient of financial examiners by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Financial Examiners:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 13,200 1.52 3.53 $ 55.81 $ 116,080
Rhode Island 530 1.15 2.66 $ 42.01 $ 87,380
Missouri 2,100 0.77 1.78 $ 43.54 $ 90,560
Iowa 1,110 0.75 1.73 $ 39.96 $ 83,130
District of Columbia 460 0.70 1.62 $ 79.24 $ 164,820


Map of annual mean wages of financial examiners by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Financial Examiners:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 460 0.70 1.62 $ 79.24 $ 164,820
New York 13,200 1.52 3.53 $ 55.81 $ 116,080
New Jersey 2,410 0.63 1.45 $ 52.18 $ 108,520
Massachusetts 1,100 0.32 0.75 $ 51.98 $ 108,110
Maryland 610 0.24 0.55 $ 51.95 $ 108,060



Map of employment of financial examiners by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Financial Examiners:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 12,790 1.47 3.42 $ 58.99 $ 122,690
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,120 1.17 2.70 $ 46.56 $ 96,850
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,050 0.57 1.33 $ 44.35 $ 92,240
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,710 0.40 0.94 $ 51.77 $ 107,690
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,690 0.64 1.48 $ 44.57 $ 92,700
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,540 0.73 1.69 $ 36.81 $ 76,560
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,470 0.26 0.60 $ 47.26 $ 98,290
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,460 0.50 1.15 $ 60.38 $ 125,590
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,280 1.00 2.33 $ 43.74 $ 90,970
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,250 1.03 2.39 $ 54.59 $ 113,540


Map of location quotient of financial examiners by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Financial Examiners:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Utica-Rome, NY 290 2.52 5.84 $ 27.87 $ 57,970
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 720 2.02 4.68 $ 42.25 $ 87,870
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 960 1.91 4.44 $ 34.63 $ 72,040
Springfield, IL 150 1.53 3.54 $ 36.64 $ 76,210
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 12,790 1.47 3.42 $ 58.99 $ 122,690
Columbia, MO 130 1.44 3.35 $ 31.44 $ 65,400
St. Cloud, MN 130 1.31 3.03 $ 29.83 $ 62,050
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,120 1.17 2.70 $ 46.56 $ 96,850
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,250 1.03 2.39 $ 54.59 $ 113,540
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,280 1.00 2.33 $ 43.74 $ 90,970


Map of annual mean wages of financial examiners by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Financial Examiners:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 980 0.44 1.01 $ 61.67 $ 128,280
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,460 0.50 1.15 $ 60.38 $ 125,590
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 90 0.09 0.20 $ 59.65 $ 124,070
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 12,790 1.47 3.42 $ 58.99 $ 122,690
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 130 0.33 0.77 $ 55.45 $ 115,340
Springfield, MA-CT 40 0.14 0.32 $ 55.36 $ 115,140
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,250 1.03 2.39 $ 54.59 $ 113,540
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 220 0.11 0.26 $ 53.81 $ 111,930
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 280 0.22 0.52 $ 52.90 $ 110,030
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 120 0.42 0.97 $ 52.83 $ 109,890

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Financial Examiners:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.33 0.76 $ 35.55 $ 73,940
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 110 1.26 2.91 $ 45.47 $ 94,580
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 90 1.38 3.20 $ 43.36 $ 90,180
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 70 0.40 0.93 $ 29.54 $ 61,450
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 60 0.58 1.35 $ 47.82 $ 99,460

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Financial Examiners:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 90 1.38 3.20 $ 43.36 $ 90,180
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 110 1.26 2.91 $ 45.47 $ 94,580
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 60 0.58 1.35 $ 47.82 $ 99,460
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 70 0.40 0.93 $ 29.54 $ 61,450
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.36 0.84 $ 36.41 $ 75,730

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Financial Examiners:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 60 0.58 1.35 $ 47.82 $ 99,460
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 110 1.26 2.91 $ 45.47 $ 94,580
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 0.69 $ 43.98 $ 91,480
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 90 1.38 3.20 $ 43.36 $ 90,180
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 0.60 $ 42.27 $ 87,920


About May 2021 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022