Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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 this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
36,830 1.8 % $41.57 $86,460 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $21.47 $27.39 $36.69 $51.63 $70.28
Annual Wage (2) $44,660 $56,960 $76,310 $107,400 $146,190


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 6,790 0.34 $55.59 $115,630
Depository Credit Intermediation 6,650 0.39 $36.63 $76,190
State Government (OES Designation) 4,610 0.21 $32.29 $67,170
Management of Companies and Enterprises 4,210 0.19 $40.15 $83,510
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 3,710 0.63 $37.13 $77,220

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 3,710 0.63 $37.13 $77,220
Other Financial Investment Activities 2,480 0.58 $43.01 $89,470
Other Investment Pools and Funds 40 0.53 (8) (8)
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 2,060 0.46 $43.88 $91,260
Depository Credit Intermediation 6,650 0.39 $36.63 $76,190

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 6,790 0.34 $55.59 $115,630
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 170 0.02 $52.97 $110,170
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank (8) (8) $50.85 $105,760
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 50 (7) $48.85 $101,620
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 200 0.02 $46.31 $96,330


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 4,740 0.31 1.15 $43.73 $90,950
New York 3,110 0.35 1.30 $54.32 $112,980
Texas 2,480 0.22 0.81 $38.65 $80,390
Illinois 2,340 0.41 1.49 $44.00 $91,530
Pennsylvania 1,520 0.27 0.99 $41.49 $86,310



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 540 0.81 2.95 $66.94 $139,240
Iowa 1,070 0.71 2.60 $32.44 $67,480
Rhode Island 250 0.54 2.00 $36.21 $75,310
South Dakota 190 0.47 1.74 (8) (8)
Missouri 1,180 0.44 1.61 $39.85 $82,890



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 540 0.81 2.95 $66.94 $139,240
New York 3,110 0.35 1.30 $54.32 $112,980
New Jersey 1,330 0.34 1.26 $47.13 $98,030
Massachusetts 1,370 0.41 1.51 $47.05 $97,860
Illinois 2,340 0.41 1.49 $44.00 $91,530




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,240 0.60 2.20 $55.34 $115,100
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,010 0.54 1.97 $44.39 $92,320
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,240 0.69 2.53 $47.43 $98,640
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,020 0.94 3.44 $61.14 $127,170
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 1,010 1.18 4.34 $31.75 $66,050
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 980 0.41 1.51 $62.52 $130,040
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 940 0.23 0.85 $40.74 $84,750
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 900 0.40 1.48 $42.16 $87,700
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 890 0.97 3.57 $42.80 $89,030
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 890 0.49 1.78 $42.89 $89,220



Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 730 2.13 7.83 $32.91 $68,450
Cedar Rapids, IA 170 1.21 4.43 $31.45 $65,410
Richmond, VA 740 1.20 4.40 $33.51 $69,700
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 1,010 1.18 4.34 $31.75 $66,050
Sioux Falls, SD 170 1.15 4.23 (8) (8)
Elizabethtown, KY 40 0.99 3.62 $38.53 $80,150
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 890 0.97 3.57 $42.80 $89,030
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,020 0.94 3.44 $61.14 $127,170
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,240 0.69 2.53 $47.43 $98,640
Columbus, OH 620 0.64 2.37 $34.71 $72,190



Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 980 0.41 1.51 $62.52 $130,040
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,020 0.94 3.44 $61.14 $127,170
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,240 0.60 2.20 $55.34 $115,100
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 260 0.26 0.95 $52.79 $109,790
Syracuse, NY 60 0.20 0.72 $48.88 $101,680
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 90 0.15 0.54 $48.71 $101,320
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY (8) (8) (8) $48.39 $100,660
Wichita, KS 50 0.18 0.66 $47.47 $98,730
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,240 0.69 2.53 $47.43 $98,640
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 70 0.12 0.43 $47.21 $98,190

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 130 0.44 1.62 $24.38 $50,720
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.44 1.63 $27.84 $57,900
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.11 0.41 $39.41 $81,960
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 0.57 $25.78 $53,620
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.32 1.19 $41.18 $85,650

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 130 0.44 1.62 $24.38 $50,720
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.44 1.63 $27.84 $57,900
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.32 1.19 $41.18 $85,650
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 0.76 $23.35 $48,560
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 0.57 $25.78 $53,620

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.32 1.19 $41.18 $85,650
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.11 0.41 $39.41 $81,960
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $32.77 $68,160
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.44 1.63 $27.84 $57,900
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 0.57 $25.78 $53,620


About May 2014 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 mean 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015