Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
28,060 2.1 % $40.49 $84,220 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $20.79 $27.12 $36.44 $51.36 $67.59
Annual Wage (2) $43,240 $56,420 $75,800 $106,820 $140,580


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) 6,590 0.32 $53.65 $111,580
Depository Credit Intermediation 4,190 0.24 $33.43 $69,540
State Government (OES Designation) 3,440 0.16 $31.87 $66,280
Other Financial Investment Activities 2,550 0.72 $40.54 $84,310
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 2,050 0.45 $40.80 $84,870

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 1,510 9.12 $46.81 $97,360
Other Financial Investment Activities 2,550 0.72 $40.54 $84,310
Other Investment Pools and Funds 180 0.45 $35.01 $72,820
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 2,050 0.45 $40.80 $84,870
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 1,950 0.35 $32.47 $67,530

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) 6,590 0.32 $53.65 $111,580
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 1,510 9.12 $46.81 $97,360
Scientific Research and Development Services 90 0.01 $43.86 $91,230
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 160 0.01 $41.95 $87,260
Scheduled Air Transportation 40 0.01 $41.16 $85,620


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)
California 3,250 0.23 1.05 $43.06 $89,560
New York 2,070 0.24 1.12 $50.92 $105,900
Illinois 2,060 0.37 1.70 $39.95 $83,090
Texas 1,970 0.19 0.86 $40.60 $84,450
Pennsylvania 1,470 0.26 1.22 $38.46 $80,000




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 500 0.76 3.52 $61.39 $127,680
Delaware 210 0.52 2.42 $39.95 $83,100
Iowa 680 0.46 2.15 $33.82 $70,340
Rhode Island 200 0.44 2.03 $35.13 $73,070
Nebraska 400 0.43 2.01 $33.75 $70,200




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 500 0.76 3.52 $61.39 $127,680
New York 2,070 0.24 1.12 $50.92 $105,900
Connecticut 330 0.20 0.94 $46.33 $96,360
New Jersey 590 0.16 0.72 $45.85 $95,380
Massachusetts 1,190 0.37 1.73 $43.99 $91,500





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 1,990 0.39 1.80 $51.72 $107,580
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,830 0.50 2.34 $39.94 $83,070
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,040 0.61 2.82 $44.27 $92,090
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 970 0.42 1.93 $55.34 $115,100
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 910 0.91 4.23 $52.21 $108,600
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 910 0.23 1.09 $37.27 $77,520
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 870 0.38 1.78 $42.81 $89,040
Richmond, VA 750 1.26 5.85 $27.69 $57,590
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 720 0.34 1.59 $46.29 $96,290
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 690 0.38 1.75 $40.80 $84,870




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)
Richmond, VA 750 1.26 5.85 $27.69 $57,590
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 400 1.23 5.73 $36.18 $75,260
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 910 0.91 4.23 $52.21 $108,600
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 620 0.72 3.34 $42.70 $88,810
Salt Lake City, UT 420 0.67 3.11 $35.82 $74,500
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,040 0.61 2.82 $44.27 $92,090
Springfield, IL 70 0.60 2.80 $41.11 $85,520
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 260 0.58 2.69 $35.61 $74,060
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 180 0.54 2.53 $41.88 $87,120
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,830 0.50 2.34 $39.94 $83,070




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 970 0.42 1.93 $55.34 $115,100
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 120 0.13 0.59 $54.18 $112,690
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 910 0.91 4.23 $52.21 $108,600
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,990 0.39 1.80 $51.72 $107,580
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 80 0.14 0.65 $50.86 $105,780
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 60 0.09 0.41 $49.30 $102,550
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 120 0.30 1.38 $49.22 $102,380
Springfield, MA-CT 50 0.19 0.88 $47.16 $98,100
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 100 0.10 0.45 $46.68 $97,100
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 40 0.09 0.41 $46.46 $96,640

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 60 0.16 0.76 $32.75 $68,110
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.73 3.37 $30.53 $63,510
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.18 0.84 $16.60 $34,530
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 1.53 $25.81 $53,690

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 0.73 3.37 $30.53 $63,510
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 1.53 $25.81 $53,690
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.18 0.84 $16.60 $34,530
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.16 0.76 $32.75 $68,110

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.16 0.76 $32.75 $68,110
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $32.46 $67,520
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.73 3.37 $30.53 $63,510
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $27.24 $56,660
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 1.53 $25.81 $53,690


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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