Men make up the majority of Financial Engineers in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $82K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$50,057 - $115,498
MEDIAN: $82,424

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$50,057 - $115,498  
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$50,057 - $125,627  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 38

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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

  • 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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Years of Experience

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 13%