Compliance Officer (but not Agriculture, Construction, Health / Safety, or Transportation) Salary

Median pay for Compliance Officers in the United States is around $58K per year. Most Compliance Officers survey respondents are women (71 percent). Work is enjoyable for Compliance Officers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$36,878 - $96,230
$37K
$58K
$96K
MEDIAN: $57,546
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$13.14 - $39.39
$13
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$39
MEDIAN: $15.75
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$36,878 - $96,230  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,219  
Profit Sharing
$1,017  
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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$32,133 - $99,104  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 74
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.14 - $39.39  
   
Overtime
$28.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,219  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,017  
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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$32,133 - $99,104  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12

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Job Description for Compliance Officer (but not Agriculture, Construction, Health / Safety, or Transportation)

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Compliance Officer (but not Agriculture, Construction, Health / Safety, or Transportation)


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While not commonly seen, Compliance Officers who transition into a VP of Compliance position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Compliance VPs is $104K per year. When Compliance Officers are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Senior Compliance Officers or Chief Compliance Officers. Those roles pay an additional $21K and $48K, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Compliance Officer (but not Agriculture, Construction, Health / Safety, or Transportation)

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


For Compliance Officers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $51K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $59K. Compliance Officers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $69K. Compliance Officers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $75K.

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Key Stats for Compliance Officer (but not Agriculture, Construction, Health / Safety, or Transportation)

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Compliance Officer (but not Agriculture, Construction, Health / Safety, or Transportation) Salaries

Late-Career
▲38%

Experienced
▲26%

Mid-Career
▲8%

National Average
$54,000

Entry-Level
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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