Compliance & Privacy Officer Salary

For Compliance & Privacy Officers, yearly average wages total $75K annually. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 84 percent of Compliance & Privacy Officers are female. Work is enjoyable for Compliance & Privacy Officers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,255 - $124,121
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MEDIAN: $75,163
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$13.44 - $33.74
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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$0.00 - $15,000  
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$36,019 - $122,769  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 140
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$13.44 - $33.74  
   
Overtime
$20.73 - $35.61  
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$0.00 - $15,000  
   
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$36,019 - $122,769  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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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 who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. 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 7 percent, respectively. 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.


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $52K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $79K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Compliance & Privacy Officers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $83K. Compliance & Privacy Officers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

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Experience Affects Compliance & Privacy Officer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$70,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Compliance & Privacy Officer Salaries

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 21%


National Average
$70,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 10%
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