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

Compliance Officers in the United States take home approximately $51K annually on average. Final cash compensation to Compliance Officers varies from around $32K to approximately $83K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $13K and $10K, respectively. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Compliance Officers. Female Compliance Officers are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (64 percent) are women. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,196 - $82,053
(Median)
$34K
$51K
$82K
MEDIAN: $50,791
10%
50%
90%

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$10.57 - $26.91
(Median)
$11
$15
$27
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$34,196 - $82,053  
   
Bonus
$301.34 - $12,668  
Profit Sharing
$394.53 - $10,287  
Commission
$0.00 - $4,069  
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).
)
$31,772 - $83,471  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 287
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.57 - $26.91  
   
Overtime
$1.36 - $38.52  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$301.34 - $12,668  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $4,069  
Profit Sharing
$394.53 - $10,287  
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).
)
$31,772 - $83,471  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 42

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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 Chief Compliance Officer (where the average salary is $101K), this progression is not the norm. Career advancement for the typical Compliance Officer often leads to becoming a Senior Compliance Officer or a VP of Compliance; median salaries in these positions are $22K higher and $48K higher, respectively.

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

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 84 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 12%