Average Compliance Officer Salary

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The average salary for a Compliance Officer is $67,607.
MEDIAN $67,607
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$43k - $110k
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$38k - $114k

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Job Description for Compliance Officer

Compliance Officer Tasks
  • 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.
The top respondents for the job title Compliance Officer are from the companies J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), Wells Fargo & Co. and Citibank. Reported salaries are highest at Citigroup, Inc. where the average pay is $98,376. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Morgan Stanley and Citibank, earning around $93,500 and $84,818, respectively. MassMutual Financial Group pays the lowest at around $52,948. The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $71,875 and $76,894, respectively.

Career Paths

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Compliance Officer
Chief Compliance Officer
Vice President, Compliance Officer
Compliance Manager
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Popular Skills for Compliance Officer

Skills in Regulatory Compliance, Risk Management / Risk Control, Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Legal Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Financial Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Compliance Officer

An entry-level Compliance Officer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $52,529 based on 120 salaries. An early career Compliance Officer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,189 based on 1,382 salaries. A mid-career Compliance Officer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,036 based on 913 salaries. An experienced Compliance Officer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $79,157 based on 826 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $82,803.
Employees with Compliance Officer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 45.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (32.5% more) and Los Angeles, California (30.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (6.4% less).

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