What Are You Worth as a Certified Fraud Examiner?

FROM THE RESOURCE GUIDE

ACFE Staff

Most likely, at one point or another you’ve found yourself in a position where you had to either request a raise or negotiate your salary at the start of a new job. These conversations can sometimes be uncomfortable or, for some people, downright terrifying.

With your experience and expertise, you know what you are worth, but if you don’t have the proof to back it up, your employer or future employer might not be quite as aware as you are. Ultimately, it may prove difficult to convince them of your worth.

In the 2017/2018 Compensation Guide for Anti-Fraud Professionals, we wanted to measure the value of a CFE and found that on average CFEs earn 31% more than their non-CFE colleagues. If you’re a CFE in Asia, you could experience an even bigger difference with a 44% average premium.

Just like in our last Compensation Guide for Anti-Fraud Professionals, we break down the data into several categories — industry, years of experience, gender, age, location and many more. However, this year, we took this a step further and created individual reports for five top industries represented in the responses. Since anti-fraud professionals cover a wide range of industries, we understand the need to explore the data even further.

Jennifer Ikoghode, CFE, M.P.A., criminal fraud investigator for the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria, knows that the CFE credential goes further than simply serving as a marker of expertise — it lends authority and clout when she’s called upon to provide an expert opinion. 

We hope the customized industry guides and the main guide provide you with the confidence and information necessary to reach your full professional potential. If you’d like to know more about your specific industry and job function, we’ve developed an interactive salary calculator, which is only available for ACFE members.

As a member, you have access to the salary calculator, as well as industry guides and the full 2017/2018 Compensation Guide for Anti-Fraud Professionals at ACFE.com/compguide. Simply log in when prompted. If there are guide metrics or questions you’d like to see addressed in future guides, send your thoughts and ideas to MemberServices@ACFE.com.

You can find even more resources, products and events in the latest ACFE Resource Guide