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

Earnings for Compliance Officers in the United States come in at around $57K per year on average. The majority of Compliance Officers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Female Compliance Officers make up most of the survey respondents at 71 percent. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$35,403 - $92,759
(Median)
$35K
$57K
$93K
MEDIAN: $56,752
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50%
90%

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$13.19 - $39.03
(Median)
$13
$16
$39
MEDIAN: $16.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$35,403 - $92,759  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,836  
Profit Sharing
$3,500  
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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$31,385 - $93,696  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 70
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.19 - $39.03  
   
Overtime
$29.48  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,836  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,500  
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).
)
$31,385 - $93,696  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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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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Though some Compliance Officers move into positions like VP of Compliance (where the average salary is $103K), this progression is not the norm. Career advancement for the typical Compliance Officer often leads to becoming a Senior Compliance Officer or a Chief Compliance Officer; median salaries in these positions are $22K higher and $48K higher, 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $50K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $56K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $66K in this role. Compliance Officers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $68K.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$54,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

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
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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