|Quick Facts: Financial Examiners|
|2015 Median Pay||
$78,010 per year
$37.50 per hour
|Typical 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, 2014||38,200|
|Job Outlook, 2014-24||10% (Faster than average)|
|Employment Change, 2014-24||3,700|
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 2014.
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 $78,010 in May 2015.
Employment of financial examiners is projected to grow 10 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. New regulations will likely create a need for more examiners, especially in financial institutions.
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