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

The average Compliance Officer in the United States earns approximately $50K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $12K and $10K, respectively — total cash payment to Compliance Officers can bottom out near $32K or peak near $84K depending on individual performance. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Female Compliance Officers are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (65 percent) are women. The majority of Compliance Officers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
$34,258 - $81,511
(Median)
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50K
66K
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MEDIAN: $50,387
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$10.70 - $26.86
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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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$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$34,258 - $81,511  
   
Bonus
$481.02 - $12,365  
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $10,235  
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).
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$31,818 - $84,313  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 374
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.70 - $26.86  
   
Overtime
$1.43 - $38.25  
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$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$481.02 - $12,365  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $4,069  
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $10,235  
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).
)
$31,818 - $84,313  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 51
United States (change)

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 not commonly seen, Compliance Officers who transition into a Chief Compliance Officer position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Chief Compliance Officers is $100K per year. The most common next step for a Compliance Officer is to become a Senior Compliance Officer or a VP of Compliance. The former position pays an additional $22K per year on average, and the latter position pays $48K more per year.

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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 12%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 117 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 11%