The average pay for a Compliance Officer is $59,071 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Risk Management / Risk Control and Legal Compliance.
Compliance Officer Total Pay (?
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$37,420 - $96,464
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59K
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96K
MEDIAN: $59,071
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Compliance Officer Total Pay (?
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$12.24 - $30.12
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$37,420 - $96,464  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,820  
Profit Sharing
$675 - $9,899  
Commission
$0.00 - $10,137  
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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$34,161 - $100,168  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,493
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.24 - $30.12  
   
Overtime
$1.45 - $37.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,820  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,137  
Profit Sharing
$675 - $9,899  
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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$34,161 - $100,168  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,493
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Job Description for Compliance Officer
A company's compliance officer generally is in charge of supervising and handling issues related to compliance with laws or regulations, including making sure that the company is up to date with its licensing requirements. Often, they must report their findings to the organization's governing body and recommend any needed changes. This job is particularly essential in heavily regulated industries such as health care and financial services.
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Compliance 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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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
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Los Angeles
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Philadelphia
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$57,000
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Experience Affects Compliance Officer Salaries

National Average
$57,000

Skills That Affect Compliance Officer Salaries

Risk Management / Risk Control
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Compliance (Financial)
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Internal Audit
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Auditing
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National Average
$57,000
Legal Research
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Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
64%
female alumni
 
Male
36%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 13%
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