Men represent the vast majority of Financial Engineers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $87K per year nationwide. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$54,349 - $117,446
$54K
$87K
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MEDIAN: $86,806
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$54,349 - $117,446  
   
Bonus
$596 - $39,453  
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$54,362 - $133,884  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 40

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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.

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Financial Engineer Tasks

  • Develop analytical systems and strategies for financial decision­making.
  • Research trends in big data, fiscal services, and credit assessment procedures.
  • Act as go­between for clients and professional IT team.
  • Provide backend development for analytical processes.

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Key Stats for Financial Engineer

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Less than 1 year
28%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Financial Engineer Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 35%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

National Average
$87,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
28%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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