Financial Engineer Salary

Median pay for Financial Engineers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $89K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Financial Engineers (83 percent) survey respondents are men. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$52,752 - $120,486
MEDIAN: $88,995

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$52,752 - $120,486  
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$53,587 - $140,103  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 66
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Job Description for Financial Engineer

Financial engineers work for financial institutions, such as banks, investment houses, and mutual fund companies, and must be proficient in applied mathematics, economic theory, statistics, and computer science for success.


Financial Engineer Tasks

  • Act as go¬≠between for clients and professional IT team.
  • Provide backend development for analytical processes.
  • Develop analytical systems and strategies for financial decision¬≠making.
  • Research trends in big data, fiscal services, and credit assessment procedures.

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Experience Affects Financial Engineer Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.


17 %
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 6%