Compensation Guide
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Highlighted Trends

    The ACFE's 2015/2016 Compensation Guide for Anti-Fraud Professionals reveals that:

    • CFEs continue to earn a significant premium over those without the credential. The survey found that CFEs earn 23% more than their non-certified counterparts.
    • Overall, compensation levels across most industries remained relatively flat since the 2013/2014 Compensation Guide. The overall median compensation reported by the respondents is representative of this economic trend.
    • In the U.S., almost every geographical region reported that having the CFE credential increased their earning potential. CFEs in the Mountain U.S. region reported the highest salary premiums, earning 26% more than non-CFEs.
    • More than 29% of respondents are outside the U.S., the largest international sampling in the history of the survey.
    • Of the respondents who indicated they are in executive level positions in their organizations nearly 79% are CFEs.
    • The majority of respondents had more than five years of fraud-related experience. More than 20% of the responding CFEs had more than 20 years of fraud-related experience.

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    Most ACFE members fall into the following job functions: Accounting; Auditing; Governance, Risk & Compliance; Law Enforcement/Special Agent and Fraud Examiner/Investigator. Select one of the areas below for additional compensation details.

2014 ACFE Asia-Pacific Fraud Conference