Over one-half of Compliance & Privacy Officers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $43K to $139K per year, but median earnings come to around $83K annually. Compliance & Privacy Officers who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 88 percent. Nearly all receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision insurance. Most Compliance & Privacy Officers report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$49,649 - $138,398
$50K
$83K
$140K
MEDIAN: $83,023
10%
50%
90%

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$16.36 - $49.13
$17
MEDIAN: $17.41
50%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,649 - $138,398  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $27,404  
Profit Sharing
$2,650  
Total Pay (?
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$43,332 - $138,978  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 54
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.41  
   
Overtime
$25.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $27,404  
   
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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$43,332 - $138,978  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | 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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $67K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $86K on average — a distinctly larger sum. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $94K in this role. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $96K on average.

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Key Stats for Compliance & Privacy Officer

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
035
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Compliance & Privacy Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$83,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Compliance & Privacy Officer Salaries


National Average
$83,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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