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Financial Examiners in California

Considering a career as a Financial Examiner in California?

14.0% Jobs Projection
$96,750 Median Salary
390 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Financial Examiners in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Financial Examiners in California is growing faster than average.

  • Financial Examiners in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Financial Examiners Work in California?

5,120 people worked as Financial Examiners in 2018 in this state.

There were 4,420 Financial Examiners employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 700 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 565 Financial Examiners working in it, which means California has more Financial Examiners than average.


Job Projections for California

Jobs for Financial Examiners in this state are growing at a rate of 14.0% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 9.7%.


California Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 390 annual Financial Examiners job openings in California, and 4,900 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 4,600 annual jobs and 57,600 total jobs in 2026.

What do Financial Examiners Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Financial Examiners ranged from $59,570 to $172,320 with $96,750 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $28.64 to $82.85. The median hourly rate was $46.51.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $46.17 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.34.

The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top California Metros for Financial Examiners

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Financial Examiners.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,970 $95,330
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,710 $105,300
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 350 $110,090
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA 260 $87,940
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 120 $85,030
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 80 $69,760

Top States for Financial Examiners Employment

View the list below to see where most Financial Examiners work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York 9,030 $101,450
California 5,120 $96,750
Texas 4,210 $75,710
North Carolina 4,070 $62,410
Ohio 2,630 $72,150
Missouri 2,370 $66,240
Florida 2,360 $77,290
New Jersey 2,310 $97,410
Illinois 2,120 $93,700
Virginia 1,920 $72,230
Minnesota 1,720 $85,280
Pennsylvania 1,530 $80,180
Arizona 1,420 $50,690
Wisconsin 1,360 $71,090
Colorado 1,320 $75,810
Iowa 1,310 $57,120
Massachusetts 1,130 $93,720
Alabama 1,130 $50,680
Maryland 890 $62,930
Tennessee 850 $72,160

Below are the states where Financial Examiners get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $154,300
Connecticut $102,950
New York $101,450
Louisiana $99,830
Georgia $98,380
New Jersey $97,410
California $96,750
Massachusetts $93,720
Illinois $93,700
Rhode Island $87,010

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