|Quick Facts: Financial Examiners|
|2010 Median Pay||
$74,940 per year
$36.03 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||Bachelor’s degree|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|On-the-job Training||Moderate-term on-the-job training|
|Number of Jobs, 2010||29,300|
|Job Outlook, 2010-20||27% (Faster than average)|
|Employment Change, 2010-20||7,900|
Financial examiners ensure compliance with laws governing financial institutions and transactions. They review balance sheets, evaluate the risk level of loans, and assess bank management.
Most financial examiners worked for the finance and insurance industry, the federal government, or state governments. Most financial examiners worked full time in 2010.
Financial examiners typically need a bachelor’s degree that includes some coursework in accounting. Entry-level examiners are trained on the job by senior examiners.
The median annual wage of financial examiners was $74,940 in May 2010.
Employment of financial examiners is projected to grow 27 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. New regulations will likely create a need for more examiners.
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