Compliance Officer Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Compliance Officer is $59,303 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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$37,578 - $98,642
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $59,302
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Compliance Officer Total Pay (?
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$12.14 - $30.13
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$37,578 - $98,642  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,472  
Profit Sharing
$709 - $10,022  
Commission
$0.00 - $6,000  
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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$34,272 - $101,205  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,677
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.14 - $30.13  
   
Overtime
$12.90 - $36.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,472  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $6,000  
Profit Sharing
$709 - $10,022  
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).
)
$34,272 - $101,205  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,677
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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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Pay Difference By Location

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Seattle
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National Average
$57,000
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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
$57,000

Skills That Affect Compliance Officer Salaries

Compliance (Financial)
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National Average
$57,000
Auditing
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Internal Audit
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Gender

Female
64%
female alumni
 
Male
36%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 13%
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