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Fraud Examiner / Analyst

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Fraud Examiner or Analyst analyses business computer systems, identifies weaknesses, and monitors for evidence of fraud, including identity theft and fraudulent credit card or bank transactions.

Job Outlook

There were 312 Fraud Examiner / Analyst job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 8594 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Fraud Examiner / Analyst industry, which includes the Fraud Examiner / Analyst career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Fraud Examiner / Analyst jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $77,251.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $78,598.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Fraud Examiner / Analyst postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $56,115.

Education and Experience

Posted Fraud Examiner / Analyst jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree10.64%
Bachelor's Degree61.08%
Master's Degree12.5%
Doctoral Degree4.53%
Other18.73%

Posted Fraud Examiner / Analyst jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years34.48%
3 to 5 years49.73%
6 to 8 years11.45%
9+ years4.34%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Fraud Examiner / Analyst positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Investigation (45.75%)
  • Communication (40.66%)
  • Management (39.39%)
  • Research (31.28%)
  • Operations (30.09%)
  • Problem Solving (21.86%)
  • Microsoft Excel (21.39%)
  • Detail Oriented (20.9%)
  • Customer Service (19.33%)
  • Writing (19.11%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Fraud Investigation (25.97%)
  • Suspicious Activity Report (14.49%)
  • Bank Secrecy Act (28.12%)
  • Fraud Prevention (20.03%)
  • Anti Money Laundering (38.85%)
  • Fraud Detection (14.53%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Risk Management (17.84%)
  • Know Your Customer (10.71%)
  • Finance (11.26%)
  • Mitigation (4.65%)
  • USA Patriot Act (10.74%)
  • Risk Analysis (10.25%)
  • Loss Prevention (3.61%)
  • Law Enforcement (20.08%)
  • Office Of Foreign Assets Controls (14.03%)
  • SQL (Programming Language) (9.21%)
  • Financial Services (20.82%)
  • Data Analysis (16.6%)
  • Due Diligence (10.45%)
  • Process Improvement (5.67%)
  • Auditing (23.87%)
  • Accounting (10.36%)
  • Project Management (8.47%)
  • Adjudication (4.72%)
  • Billing (9.22%)
  • Risk Mitigation (7.31%)
  • Banking (11.6%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) (6.42%)
  • Fraud Prevention And Detection (7.91%)
  • Transaction Monitoring (6.57%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed.

  • Fraud Prevention And Detection (17.64%)
  • Anti Money Laundering (86.66%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Fraud Examiner / Analyst skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Fraud Investigator
  • Fraud Analyst
  • Fraud Specialist
  • AML Analyst
  • AML Investigator
  • Clinical Fraud Investigator
  • BSA/AML Analyst
  • AML Director
  • Investigator
  • Fraud Manager

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Fraud Examiner / Analyst jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Humana (302)
  • Citigroup (261)
  • TD Bank (209)
  • US Bank (169)
  • JPMorgan Chase (145)
  • Elevance Health (141)
  • Deloitte (136)
  • Synchrony (123)
  • Bank of America (120)
  • Guidehouse (113)

North Carolina

  • USAA (20)
  • Ally Financial (19)
  • US Bank (18)
  • Bank of America (18)
  • Kforce (17)
  • Aston Carter (15)
  • Randstad (15)
  • Humana (13)
  • Wells Fargo (12)
  • TD Bank (11)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!