Chief Compliance Officer Salary (United States)

Average pay for Chief Compliance Officers in the United States is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six figure mark ($107,994). Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A strong majority enjoy medical while most get dental coverage in this occupation. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Women Chief Compliance Officers just slightly outnumber men in the field. Job satisfaction for Chief Compliance Officers is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Chief Compliance Officer Salary (?
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$55,673 - $182,109
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MEDIAN: $100,421
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Chief Compliance Officer Salary (?
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$13.16 - $65.00
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$55,673 - $182,109  
   
Bonus
$962 - $50,780  
Profit Sharing
$1,018 - $24,240  
Commission
$245.66 - $25,434  
Total Pay (?
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$56,555 - $214,045  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,012
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$13.16 - $65.00  
   
Overtime
$17.48 - $36.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$962 - $50,780  
   
Commission
$245.66 - $25,434  
Profit Sharing
$1,018 - $24,240  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$56,555 - $214,045  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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Job Description for Chief Compliance Officer

Chief compliance officers are responsible for the finances and operations within their company. Whenever a department or division undertakes a new initiative requiring executive budget approval, the chief compliance officer must make a decision on whether to grant that permission. Chief compliance officers are also responsible for ensuring that operations within the company adhere to all applicable rules, regulations, policies, and laws. For example, chief compliance officers must ensure that procedures within their company's manufacturing plants are in line with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety standards.
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Chief Compliance Officer Tasks
  • Conduct or direct the internal investigation of compliance issues.
  • Oversee and monitor activities for compliance with company, state and federal regulations.
  • Assess product, compliance, or operational risks and develop risk management strategies.
  • Conduct periodic internal reviews or audits to ensure that compliance procedures are followed.

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Popular Skills for Chief Compliance Officer

Survey takers who work as Chief Compliance Officers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, facility with Legal Compliance, Regulatory Compliance, and Risk Management / Risk Control are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 20 percent, 6 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Most people familiar with Regulatory Compliance also know Compliance (Financial) and Legal Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Chief Compliance Officer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
After five to 10 years, salaries grow from $80K to $100K, topping six figures. Earnings total $127K after one to two decades. After 20 years in the field, Chief Compliance Officers see a slip in salary, bringing in an average of $123K. Age distribution in this workforce is quite spread out, with those with between one and nine years of experience accounting for 36 percent of the workforce, those with 10-20 making up 36 percent and those with more than two decades of experience rounding out the remaining 27 percent.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$108,000
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Chief Compliance Officers will find that Los Angeles offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 62 percent. Boston, New York, San Francisco, and Chicago also offer top salaries for Chief Compliance Officers. Workers in these cities can expect to earn about 58 percent, 41 percent, 23 percent, and 20 percent more, respectively. Location significantly influences compensation, with Pittsburgh Chief Compliance Officers earning much less—35 percent less—than the national average. Workers in Dallas and Miami earn less than others in this profession; their -7 percent and -5 percent-salaries fall short of the national average.

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Experience Affects Chief Compliance Officer Salaries

National Average
$108,000

Skills That Affect Chief Compliance Officer Salaries

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Gender

Female
55%
female alumni
 
Male
45%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 12%
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