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Compliance & Privacy Officer Salary

Compliance & Privacy Officers in the United States take home an average $74K per year. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 83 percent of Compliance & Privacy Officers are female. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$39,802 - $124,061
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$74K
$120K
MEDIAN: $73,779
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$12.94 - $35.25
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$35
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$39,802 - $124,061  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,000  
Total Pay (?
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$35,244 - $122,415  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 145
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$12.94 - $35.25  
   
Overtime
$20.31 - $35.00  
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$0.00 - $20,000  
   
Total Pay (?
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$35,244 - $122,415  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 25

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Job Description for Compliance & Privacy Officer

  • 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 report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, facility with Regulatory Compliance and HIPAA Compliance are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent and 8 percent, respectively. HIPAA Compliance and Regulatory Compliance are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Compliance & Privacy Officer

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


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $52K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $80K. For Compliance & Privacy Officers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $82K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $81K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Compliance & Privacy Officer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

National Average
$68,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

Skills That Affect Compliance & Privacy Officer Salaries

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 21%


National Average
$68,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 9%
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