|Quick Facts: Financial Examiners|
$80,180 per year
$38.55 per hour
|Long-term on-the-job training|
|10% (Faster than average)|
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 2016.
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 $80,180 in May 2018.
Employment of financial examiners is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Financial examiners will be in demand as financial institutions seek help with federal regulatory compliance.
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