Fraud Examiners, Investigators, and Analysts


Fraud Examiners, Investigators, and Analysts


Fraud examiners, investigators, and analysts are financial specialists who investigate fraud allegations. They gather and analyze evidence from written reports, financial data, and statements by suspects and witnesses. They prepare reports and document their findings in relation to legal proceedings, and they may also testify in court hearings. Many work in government agencies on the federal, state, and local levels. They also work for banks and financial institutions, investigating bank customers as well as banks' transactions and ...

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Median Salary



Employment Prospects



Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree



Three or more years experience





Personality Traits



Certified fraud examiners earned average salaries of $64,202 in 2019, according to The U.S. Department of Labor reported that financial specialists (all other) employed in the United States earned median salaries of $70,280 in 2018. The lowest 10 percent earned $38,030 or less and the highest 10 percent earned $123,360 or more. Financial specialists in the following states and ter...

Work Environment

Fraud examiners, investigators, and analysts work in corporate office settings. They usually work full-time during regular business hours. Much of their work day is spent on computers, conducting research and e-mailing with co-workers and others, as well as on the telephone and in meetings. Travel may be required at times to meet with clients, fraud claimants and witnesses, and other team membe...


Fraud examiners, investigators, and analysts will continue to be needed to help identify and solve cases of fraud and recommend methods for fraud prevention. The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that employment in business and financial operations occupations will grow faster than the average for all careers through 2028. The field of private detectives and investigators, which works closely w...

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