Compliance & Privacy Officer Salary

The majority of Compliance & Privacy Officers in the United States — more than half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $42K to $136K per year, and the median is $82K per year. There are far more female Compliance & Privacy Officers who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 88 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Compliance & Privacy Officers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$48,119 - $136,474
(Median)
$48K
$82K
$140K
MEDIAN: $82,289
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$13.60 - $32.10
(Median)
$14
$19
$32
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,119 - $136,474  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,392  
Profit Sharing
$2,650  
Total Pay (?
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$41,627 - $136,289  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 108
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.60 - $32.10  
   
Overtime
$25.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,392  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,650  
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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$41,627 - $136,289  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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Job Description for Compliance & Privacy Officer

Compliance and privacy officers ensure that their company complies with industry and company rules, as well as that confidential corporate information remains private. These officers explain the content and meaning of rules to employees within their organization, as well as ensure those rules are followed; they also make sure that the existing policies meet current regulation requirements. In some businesses, the position of compliance and privacy officer is split into two positions; smaller businesses are more likely to employ a single person for both jobs. A large number of employers hire compliance and privacy officers, such as healthcare organizations, the federal government, and large and small businesses.

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Compliance & Privacy 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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Compliance & Privacy Officers usually report a few specific skills. Regulatory Compliance and HIPAA Compliance are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include HIPAA Compliance. Regulatory Compliance is a skill commonly found among those who know HIPAA Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Compliance & Privacy Officer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Compliance & Privacy Officers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average beginner in this position makes around $61K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $82K. Compliance & Privacy Officers bring in $88K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $91K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Compliance & Privacy Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$82,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 25%

Skills That Affect Compliance & Privacy Officer Salaries


National Average
$82,000

HIPAA Compliance
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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