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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$48,110
25th Percentile Wage
$61,030
50th Percentile Wage
$80,830
75th Percentile Wage
$97,400
90th Percentile Wage
$117,960

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 $117,960. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $80,830. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $48,110.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of compliance officers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$80,830
3.34% 10.31%
2016
$78,130
2.83% -
2015
$75,920
0.86% -
2014
$75,270
0.62% -
2013
$74,800
3.07% -
2012
$72,500
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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 $47,900 to $92,060. The highest paying area for compliance officers in California is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara with a median annual salary of $92,060. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City (mean annual salary $89,340). The lowest paying area is Madera-Chowchilla with a median annual salary of $47,900.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$92,060
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$89,340
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$89,230
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$88,980
Vallejo-Fairfield
$85,810
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$84,380
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$82,290
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$82,060
El Centro
$81,790
Salinas
$80,270
Yuba City
$77,940
Napa
$77,420
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$76,920
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$75,000
Bakersfield-Delano
$74,620
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$71,840
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$71,400
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$71,280
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$70,460
Chico
$69,470
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$69,050
Stockton
$68,210
Fresno
$67,660
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$67,310
Modesto
$64,310
Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$64,210
Hanford-Corcoran
$63,330
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$62,700
Redding
$62,230
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$59,620
Merced
$58,560
Visalia-Porterville
$57,680
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$55,020
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$49,590
Madera-Chowchilla
$47,900




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