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

Median pay for Compliance Officers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $53K per year. Women Compliance Officers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Compliance Officers report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,139 - $89,527
(Median)
$34K
$53K
$90K
MEDIAN: $52,861
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90%

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$11.74 - $26.53
(Median)
$12
$19
$27
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$34,139 - $89,527  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,000  
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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$33,047 - $89,685  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 119
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.74 - $26.53  
   
Overtime
$21.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,000  
   
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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$33,047 - $89,685  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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Job Description for Compliance Officer (but not Agriculture, Construction, Health / Safety, or Transportation)

  • 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 (but not Agriculture, Construction, Health / Safety, or Transportation)


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While Compliance Officers do not often become Compliance VPs, the job pays $103K per year on average. 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 $22K 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $47K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $60K. Compliance Officers bring in $74K after working for 10 to 20 years. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $90K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Compliance Officer (but not Agriculture, Construction, Health / Safety, or Transportation) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 70%

Experienced
up arrow 40%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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