Salary for Compliance Officers

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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 get a pay level of $37,090 to $53,540 depending on tenure and industry expertise. usually receive an average salary of fourty-four thousand nine hundred and twenty dollars yearly.

can get the highest pay in District of Columbia, where they receive salary pay of just about $96,700. People in this job function are compensated the highest in Utilities, where they can receive wages of $91,670.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 50.64 percent nationwide in that time.


Compliance Officers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Health Care and Social Assistance
Transportation and Warehousing
Public Administration
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
Accommodation and Food Services