Financial Engineer Salary

Financial Engineers in the United States take home an average $88K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men account for the majority of Financial Engineers who responded to the questionnaire — 83 percent to be exact. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$51,476 - $121,469
MEDIAN: $87,776

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$51,674 - $141,693  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 60
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Job Description for Financial Engineer

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

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Experience Affects 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: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 6%