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What Do Compliance Officers Do?

Occupation Description Examine, evaluate, and investigate eligibility for or conformity with laws and regulations governing contract compliance of licenses and permits, and perform other compliance and enforcement inspection and analysis activities not classified elsewhere.

  • Air Pollution Compliance Inspector
  • License Inspector
  • Wage and Hour Investigator
  • Environmental Compliance Inspector
  • Compliance Investigator

Job Outlook for Compliance Officers

In 2016, there was an estimated number of 288,300 jobs in the United States for Compliance Officers.

New jobs are being produced at a rate of 8.2% which is lower than average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 23,700 new jobs for Compliance Officers by 2026. The BLS estimates 25,900 yearly job openings in this field per year.

Forecasted Number of Jobs for Compliance Officers in U.S.

The states with the most job growth for Compliance Officers are Texas, California, and New York.

Watch out if you plan on working in Alaska, Wyoming, or Maine. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Compliance Officer Salary

The average yearly salary of a Compliance Officer ranges between $38,320 and $109,650. The median salary is $68,860.

Salary Ranges for Compliance Officers

How much do Compliance Officers make in each U.S. state?

Annual Mean Salary by State
State Annual Mean Salary

District of Columbia

$93,240

Connecticut

$84,590

Washington

$84,340

New Jersey

$83,210

Massachusetts

$83,100

California

$82,380

Alaska

$80,840

Delaware

$77,670

Maryland

$77,250

Rhode Island

$76,440

New York

$76,370

Minnesota

$76,190

Virginia

$75,900

Texas

$74,690

Illinois

$74,180

Colorado

$73,710

Oregon

$71,860

Michigan

$71,470

Pennsylvania

$71,090

North Dakota

$70,970

New Hampshire

$70,670

Hawaii

$69,980

Vermont

$69,520

Nebraska

$68,610

New Mexico

$68,290

Alabama

$67,700

Nevada

$67,540

Wyoming

$67,370

Ohio

$67,140

North Carolina

$67,100

Maine

$66,230

Arizona

$64,340

Florida

$63,890

Iowa

$63,340

Georgia

$63,030

Wisconsin

$62,700

Montana

$62,620

Missouri

$62,180

Indiana

$61,970

Tennessee

$61,780

South Carolina

$61,390

Louisiana

$61,230

West Virginia

$60,740

Kansas

$60,030

Utah

$59,470

Idaho

$59,420

Oklahoma

$59,340

Kentucky

$58,260

South Dakota

$57,930

Arkansas

$56,820

Mississippi

$54,700

Who Employs Compliance Officers?

Compliance Officer Sectors

References

Bureau of Labor Statistics

College Factual

O*NET Online

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