Financial Examiner Salary

The average pay for a Financial Examiner is $63,061 per year. A skill in Regulatory Compliance is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$42,080 - $89,548
MEDIAN: $63,061

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$43,146 - $94,439  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 178
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Job Description for Financial Examiner

Financial examiners review financial transactions to determine whether activities of companies are in compliance with rules and regulations set by governing financial institutions. Examples of such transactions include tax records, expense accounts, balance sheets, and loan documents. These professionals work in a variety of settings within the finance industry, including federal and state governments. Some examiners are also employed by banks, healthcare providers, and insurance companies.


Financial Examiner Tasks

  • Review, determine impact of, and accept or reject applications for mergers, acquisitions, and establishment of new institutions.
  • Recommend solutions if financial transactions are not in compliance with laws and regulations.
  • Establish and implement company guidelines for procedures and policies that are in compliance with new and revised regulations.
  • Confirm financial institutions’ assets and liabilities and the legality of their operations and transactions.
  • Review audit reports of internal and external auditors to monitor adequacy of scope of reports or to discover specific weaknesses in internal routines.

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Experience Affects Financial Examiner Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Financial Examiner Salaries

Regulatory Compliance
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National Average

Financial Analysis
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Compliance (Financial)
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Oral / Verbal Communication
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.


43 %
57 %

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: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 78%
dental benefits
None: 6%