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Compliance Officer Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for compliance officers in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of compliance officers among California cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Compliance Officers in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$46,020
25th Percentile Wage
$59,090
50th Percentile Wage
$78,130
75th Percentile Wage
$94,280
90th Percentile Wage
$115,410

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for compliance officers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $115,410. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $78,130. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $46,020.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22.12
25th Percentile Wage
$28.41
50th Percentile Wage
$37.56
75th Percentile Wage
$45.33
90th Percentile Wage
$55.49

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for compliance officers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $55.49. The median hourly salary is $37.56. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22.12.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of compliance officers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201678,1302.83%7.21%
201575,9200.86%-
201475,2700.62%-
201374,8003.07%-
201272,500--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Compliance Officers in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of compliance officers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of compliance officers in state of California ranges from $48,280 to $88,480. The highest paying area for compliance officers in California is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara with a median annual salary of $88,480. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont (mean annual salary $86,310). The lowest paying area is Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $48,280.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$88,480
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$86,310
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$86,180
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$86,080
Vallejo-Fairfield
$84,300
Yuba City
$82,790
Salinas
$82,720
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$80,040
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$78,540
Napa
$77,640
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$76,920
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$75,000
Bakersfield-Delano
$74,820
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$74,390
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$72,710
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$72,490
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$70,810
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$70,460
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$68,880
Fresno
$68,840
Chico
$68,610
Stockton
$67,490
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$66,840
Modesto
$64,230
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$63,350
Hanford-Corcoran
$63,330
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$62,050
Visalia-Porterville
$59,230
Merced
$58,020
Redding
$57,950
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$55,110
Madera-Chowchilla
$50,770
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$48,280



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