Average Compliance Officer Salary

$69,049
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,926
Bonus
$13,500
Commission
$2,748
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The average salary for a Compliance Officer is $69,049.
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$44k
MEDIAN
$69k
90%
$111k
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$44k - $111k
Bonus
$912 - $18k
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$619 - $7k
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$0 - $14k
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$38k - $114k
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What Do Compliance Officers Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Compliance Officer

4 out of 5
(581)
Highly Satisfied
85Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Compliance Officer are from the companies J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), Wells Fargo & Co. and Citigroup, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Wells Fargo Bank where the average pay is $99,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Citigroup, Inc. and Morgan Stanley, earning around $98,376 and $93,500, respectively. Edward Jones pays the lowest at around $53,563. The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $71,899 and $77,271, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Compliance Officers?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Compliance Officers?

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 $52,915 based on 109 salaries. An early career Compliance Officer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,805 based on 1,248 salaries. A mid-career Compliance Officer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,675 based on 828 salaries. An experienced Compliance Officer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $79,961 based on 722 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $85,945.
Employees with Compliance Officer in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 29.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (28.9% more) and Seattle, Washington (17.2% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 3,248 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.4%
Early Career
38.4%
Mid Career
25.5%
Experienced
22.2%
Late Career
10.5%