Salary for Compliance Officers

Also known as:  Air Pollution Compliance Inspector, Compliance Investigator, Driver's License Examiner, EEO Officer, Environmental Compliance Inspector, Equal Employment Opportunity Investigator, Equal Employment Opportunity Officer, Equal Employment Opportunity Representative, Immigration Investigator, Inspector of Weights and Measures

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Compliance officers determine their employer's eligibility for and compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations. They may focus specifically on obtaining and remaining in compliance with regulations that govern industry-specific licenses and permits. In some cases, they handle compliance tasks that do not fall neatly under the scope of other compliance professionals in their place of employment. As a result, they require an extensive knowledge of governing regulations across multiple sectors in their industry.

A Compliance Officer will normally receive an average compensation of somewhere between 48000 - 72000 based on level of experience. Compliance Officers get a wage of Sixty Five Thousand dollars every year.

Compliance Officers are compensated highest in the District of Columbia, which has average pay of approximately $77520. People in this career are paid at the highest average level in Information, where they can get average wages of $75450.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 26.73 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Compliance Officers tend to make the most in the following industries
Utilities $75,450
Information $68,470
Manufacturing $67,920
Transportation and Warehousing $67,620
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $67,600
Finance and Insurance $67,040
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Accommodation and Food Services $38,340
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $52,240
Educational Services $57,630
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $57,740
Construction $57,800
Health Care and Social Assistance $59,440
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