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Highest Paying Industries for Compliance Officers

The top 100 highest paying industries for compliance officers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $104,030, other pipeline transportation is the highest paying industry for compliance officers. It is followed by natural gas distribution industry (average annual salary $92,030). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of compliance officers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Compliance Officers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Other Pipeline Transportation
$104,030
30
2 Natural Gas Distribution
$92,030
770
3 Securities and Commodity Exchanges
$91,580
120
4 General Merchandise Stores
$90,510
120
5 Other General Merchandise Stores
$89,840
110
6 Motion Picture and Video Industries
$89,670
80
7 Other Financial Investment Activities
$84,470
2,520
8 Monetary Authorities-Central Bank
$83,960
n/a
9 Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$83,780
120
10 Rail Transportation
$82,400
150
11 Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$82,060
5,650
12 Postal Service (federal government)
$82,050
1,440
13 Utilities
$81,770
2,830
14 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$81,700
1,060
15 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$81,410
140
16 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$81,070
210
17 Pipeline Transportation
$80,720
320
18 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$80,610
1,900
19 Metal Ore Mining
$79,990
n/a
20 Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$79,970
110
21 Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing
$79,870
30
22 Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
$79,770
70
23 Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
$79,510
3,000
24 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$78,990
1,420
25 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$78,380
550
26 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$78,370
880
27 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$78,350
1,040
28 Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation
$78,310
90
29 Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$78,290
220
30 Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$77,920
100
31 Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$77,290
150
32 Oil and Gas Extraction
$76,850
1,120
33 Software Publishers
$76,840
630
34 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$76,740
5,270
35 Federal government, including USPS
$76,460
54,270
36 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$76,460
52,830
37 Scientific Research and Development Services
$76,290
5,450
38 Telecommunications
$76,060
1,630
39 Broadcasting (except Internet)
$75,840
90
40 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$75,660
860
41 Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$75,340
110
42 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$75,150
3,590
43 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$74,820
460
44 Information
$74,250
3,400
45 Chemical Manufacturing
$74,240
4,770
46 Support Activities for Mining
$74,230
1,140
47 Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers
$74,150
160
48 Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$74,130
40
49 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$74,040
1,290
50 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$73,730
1,490
51 Water Transportation
$73,670
120
52 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$73,090
2,260
53 Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$73,080
50
54 Mining
$73,010
2,680
55 Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$72,910
60
56 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$72,400
2,050
57 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$72,260
1,670
58 Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$72,220
80
59 Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$72,110
230
60 Manufacturing
$72,080
12,260
61 Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$71,740
270
62 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$71,490
340
63 Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$71,400
220
64 Grantmaking and Giving Services
$71,370
280
65 Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$71,300
90
66 Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$70,830
130
67 Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$70,820
950
68 Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$70,690
150
69 Urban Transit Systems
$70,590
110
70 Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$70,520
1,920
71 Waste Treatment and Disposal
$70,490
230
72 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$70,440
450
73 Other Information Services
$70,300
240
74 Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$70,220
170
75 Nonresidential Building Construction
$70,120
270
76 Nonscheduled Air Transportation
$69,800
40
77 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$69,460
3,380
78 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$69,430
680
79 Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
$69,370
340
80 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$69,290
15,140
81 Other Telecommunications
$69,210
140
82 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$69,140
19,810
83 Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
$69,140
80
84 Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds
$69,130
n/a
85 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$69,080
730
86 Apparel Manufacturing
$69,010
80
87 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$68,960
3,510
88 Ship and Boat Building
$68,960
170
89 Hospitals - Local government owned
$68,940
740
90 Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$68,870
50
91 Hospitals - Privately owned
$68,850
5,330
92 Machinery Manufacturing
$68,790
500
93 Other Investment Pools and Funds
$68,770
50
94 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$68,730
5,690
95 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$68,710
4,760
96 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$68,700
6,540
97 Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$68,610
100
98 Insurance Carriers
$68,610
7,740
99 Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$68,510
30
100 Other Food Manufacturing
$68,450
150
See also: Highest paying cities for compliance officers.