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Fraud Analyst Salary

Median pay for Fraud Analysts in the United States is around $43K annually, but employers in San Francisco offer the biggest paychecks; average compensation in that city is approximately $54K. Fraud Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Columbus (+25 percent), Tampa (+19 percent), Seattle (+12 percent), and Miami (+7 percent). This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,273 - $70,282
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$30K
$43K
$70K
MEDIAN: $43,097
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$12.23 - $20.73
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,273 - $70,282  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,877  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $2,483  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,489 - $64,841  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 304
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.23 - $20.73  
   
Overtime
$17.54 - $30.73  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,877  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $2,483  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$27,489 - $64,841  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 223

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Job Description for Fraud Analyst

A fraud analyst specializes in investigating suspicious activities that could potentially include fraud. Fraud analysts often work with law enforcement officers, and they have an expansive knowledge of finance and relevant computer programs to perform their job. The job responsibilities of a fraud analyst include researching criminal fraud methods and tools, tracking financial data, creating reports, identifying and investigating possible fraudulent activities, and developing techniques and tools useful in the prevention of fraud. Fraud analysts are responsible for tracking criminal fraud, which may involve monitoring financial transactions and analyzing the data retrieved for irregular patterns. Fraud analyst work in a variety of industries, but they usually work in a private institution such as a bank.

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Fraud Analyst Tasks

  • Write reports, and document evidence, findings, and recommendations.
  • Interview and elicit information from staff and contractors to resolve questions.
  • Analyze data from multiple sources to identify discrepancies, spot fraud, and eliminate suspicion.
  • Educate staff and contractors on fraud and associated behaviors.

Common Career Paths for Fraud Analyst


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Advancing into a Fraud Investigator role seems to be a popular career move for Fraud Analysts, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $47K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Fraud Analyst


The pay scale is far from balanced at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC). While salaries on one end can reach $57K, the company's median pay sits at $34K, the lowest in the field.

Popular Skills for Fraud Analyst


Survey results imply that Fraud Analysts put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, facility with Microsoft Excel, SQL, and Risk Management / Risk Control are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent, 17 percent, and 16 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Service. It is often found that people who know Customer Service are also skilled in SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Fraud Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $38K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $43K. Fraud Analysts see a median salary of $49K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Fraud Analysts report making only $39K on average.

Fraud Analyst Reviews

What is it like working as a Fraud Analyst?

Fraud Analyst in Harrisburg:
"Very Interesting Thus Far."
Pros: The people I work with are great.
Cons: The pay and the hours.

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Experience Affects Fraud Analyst Salaries



National Average
$39,000

Late-Career
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Skills That Affect Fraud Analyst Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 22%

SQL
up arrow 17%

Risk Management / Risk Control
up arrow 16%

Data Analysis
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National Average
$39,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 102 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 9%