Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

13-2061 Financial Examiners

Enforce or ensure compliance with laws and regulations governing financial and securities institutions and financial and real estate transactions. May examine, verify, or authenticate records.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
28,050 3.1 % $40.20 $83,620 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $20.92 $26.92 $36.18 $50.72 $66.68
Annual Wage (2) $43,520 $55,990 $75,250 $105,490 $138,700


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 6,200 0.30 $52.63 $109,460
Depository Credit Intermediation 3,820 0.22 $33.30 $69,260
State Government (OES Designation) 3,720 0.16 $31.45 $65,410
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 2,560 0.55 $41.00 $85,280
Other Financial Investment Activities 2,200 0.64 $40.84 $84,950

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 1,540 7.77 $46.31 $96,320
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 80 1.06 $40.75 $84,770
Other Financial Investment Activities 2,200 0.64 $40.84 $84,950
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 2,560 0.55 $41.00 $85,280
Other Investment Pools and Funds 140 0.35 $33.41 $69,490

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 6,200 0.30 $52.63 $109,460
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 130 0.01 $47.52 $98,840
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 1,540 7.77 $46.31 $96,320
Scientific Research and Development Services 90 0.01 $46.14 $95,970
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 60 0.01 $42.87 $89,170


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 2,060 0.20 0.91 $40.38 $83,990
New York 2,010 0.24 1.09 $49.47 $102,900
Illinois 1,560 0.28 1.28 $44.20 $91,940
Massachusetts 1,410 0.45 2.04 $40.82 $84,900
Pennsylvania 1,390 0.25 1.15 $37.98 $79,000




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 420 0.65 2.96 $62.59 $130,180
Nebraska 500 0.56 2.55 $32.77 $68,160
Rhode Island 210 0.47 2.17 $35.33 $73,490
Massachusetts 1,410 0.45 2.04 $40.82 $84,900
Iowa 640 0.44 2.02 $36.71 $76,350




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 420 0.65 2.96 $62.59 $130,180
New York 2,010 0.24 1.09 $49.47 $102,900
New Jersey 860 0.23 1.05 $45.42 $94,480
Illinois 1,560 0.28 1.28 $44.20 $91,940
Connecticut 310 0.19 0.89 $43.89 $91,300





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,900 0.38 1.72 $51.13 $106,360
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,340 0.37 1.70 $44.84 $93,270
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,200 0.71 3.26 $41.61 $86,560
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 950 0.99 4.51 $51.89 $107,930
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 890 0.40 1.82 $41.02 $85,310
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 720 0.35 1.62 $45.41 $94,450
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 680 0.39 1.81 $37.85 $78,740
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 670 0.29 1.33 $58.51 $121,700
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 640 0.36 1.62 $39.50 $82,160
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 620 0.75 3.41 $43.22 $89,890




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 950 0.99 4.51 $51.89 $107,930
Richmond, VA 510 0.87 3.99 $33.38 $69,420
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 620 0.75 3.41 $43.22 $89,890
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 320 0.73 3.33 $34.58 $71,930
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,200 0.71 3.26 $41.61 $86,560
Springfield, IL 60 0.57 2.59 $41.18 $85,650
Salt Lake City, UT 290 0.48 2.21 $35.99 $74,860
Cedar Rapids, IA 70 0.48 2.20 $41.80 $86,950
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 30 0.47 2.14 $39.53 $82,210
Jackson, MS 120 0.47 2.17 $33.82 $70,350




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 670 0.29 1.33 $58.51 $121,700
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 950 0.99 4.51 $51.89 $107,930
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 30 0.06 0.30 $51.64 $107,410
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,900 0.38 1.72 $51.13 $106,360
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 90 0.15 0.67 $50.35 $104,720
Trenton-Ewing, NJ (8) (8) (8) $48.50 $100,880
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 150 0.16 0.72 $48.15 $100,160
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 120 0.29 1.31 $47.18 $98,130
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 150 0.16 0.72 $46.77 $97,270
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 60 0.09 0.42 $46.74 $97,220

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.19 0.88 $30.60 $63,650
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 60 0.36 1.67 $29.61 $61,600
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.69 3.15 $30.05 $62,500
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.18 0.81 $18.99 $39,500
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.28 1.27 $26.17 $54,420

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.69 3.15 $30.05 $62,500
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 60 0.36 1.67 $29.61 $61,600
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.32 1.45 $37.18 $77,330
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.28 1.27 $26.17 $54,420
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.19 0.88 $30.60 $63,650

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.32 1.45 $37.18 $77,330
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.19 0.88 $30.60 $63,650
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.69 3.15 $30.05 $62,500
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 60 0.36 1.67 $29.61 $61,600
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $27.14 $56,450


About May 2011 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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