Compliance Officer Salary

The average Compliance Officer in the United States earns approximately $61K per year. The range in cash compensation to Compliance Officers (largely between $35K and $103K) includes potential earnings of $13K from bonuses, $10K from profit sharing, and commissions of $22K in exceptional cases. While the particular city and years of experience impact pay for this group, the company is the most influential factor. Compliance Officers survey participants are largely women, dominating at 64 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Compliance Officers is high.

$38,529 - $100,213

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$12.20 - $30.21

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$38,529 - $100,213  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,586  
Profit Sharing
$505 - $9,804  
Commission
$0.00 - $21,852  
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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$34,640 - $102,644  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,019
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.20 - $30.21  
   
Overtime
$13.14 - $38.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,586  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $21,852  
Profit Sharing
$505 - $9,804  
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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$34,640 - $102,644  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 308
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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.

Common Career Paths for Compliance Officer


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At the upper end, Compliance Officers who move into a VP of Compliance role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Compliance VPs is a much higher $101K per year. Chief Compliance Officers or Senior Compliance Officers are common next-step roles for Compliance Officers moving up in their careers; annual pay for Chief Compliance Officers is $41K higher on average, and it's $14K higher for Senior Compliance Officers.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Compliance Officer


Those at Citibank can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $115K.

With a reported median salary of only $66K, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) easily takes the cake for lowest-paying firm in town; earnings are 73 percent lower than the top payer.

Popular Skills for Compliance Officer


Compliance Officers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in HIPAA Compliance, Legal Compliance, Risk Management / Risk Control, and Regulatory Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 12 percent and 15 percent. Those listing Account Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Safety Compliance and Microsoft Excel also typically command lower compensation. Most people experienced in Legal Compliance also know Compliance (Financial).

Pay by Experience Level for Compliance Officer

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $51K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $63K. For Compliance Officers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $70K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $74K.

Pay Difference by Location


New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Compliance Officers, 45 percent higher than the national average. Compliance Officers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+44 percent), San Francisco (+39 percent), Los Angeles (+31 percent), and Boston (+30 percent). With compensation 6 percent below the national average, San Antonio is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 4 percent less in Milwaukee and 3 percent less in Houston, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Compliance Officer Reviews

What is it like working as a Compliance Officer?

Compliance Officer in Rockford:
"Flexible Work."
Pros: Opportunity to learn and share what I have learned.
Cons: Lack of guidance.

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Experience Affects Compliance Officer Salaries




National Average
$59,000


Skills That Affect Compliance Officer Salaries

HIPAA Compliance
up arrow 15%




Anti-Money Laundering (AML)
up arrow 4%

Compliance (Financial)
up arrow 1%

National Average
$59,000

Bank Security Act Compliance
up arrow 1%

Auditing
up arrow 2%

Trade Compliance
up arrow 3%

Internal Audit
up arrow 4%

Operations Management
up arrow 9%

Project Management
up arrow 16%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 17%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 22%

Account Management
up arrow 38%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 397 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 12%
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