Compliance & Privacy Officers in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $82K annually. Job satisfaction for Compliance & Privacy Officers is high. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,539 - $125,417
$50K
$82K
$130K
MEDIAN: $81,865
10%
50%
90%

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$16.36 - $49.13
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,539 - $125,417  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $27,812  
Profit Sharing
$2,650  
Total Pay (?
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$44,722 - $127,218  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 52
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.41  
   
Overtime
$24.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $27,812  
   
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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$44,722 - $127,218  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 8

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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

  • Assess product, compliance, or operational risks and develop risk management strategies.
  • Conduct periodic internal reviews or audits to ensure that compliance procedures are followed.
  • Conduct or direct the internal investigation of compliance issues.
  • Oversee and monitor activities for compliance with company, state and federal regulations.

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Pay by Experience Level for Compliance & Privacy Officer

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


For Compliance & Privacy Officers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $67K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $84K. Compliance & Privacy Officers see a median salary of $84K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $95K.

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Key Stats for Compliance & Privacy Officer

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Compliance & Privacy Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$82,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Compliance & Privacy Officer Salaries


National Average
$82,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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