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Highest Paying States for Compliance Officers

The highest paying states 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 of compliance officers in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $86,440, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for compliance officers. It is followed by Massachusetts (average annual salary $78,710). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of compliance officers in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Compliance Officers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 District of Columbia
$86,440
$51,570 4,520
2 Massachusetts
$78,710
$48,120 7,070
3 Connecticut
$78,460
$47,910 3,750
4 Washington
$78,190
$45,660 7,950
5 California
$78,130
$46,020 34,290
6 New Jersey
$76,720
$46,230 9,600
7 Alaska
$73,740
$46,660 720
8 Texas
$72,900
$39,950 23,760
9 Maryland
$72,310
$40,270 6,750
10 New York
$71,110
$43,710 21,130
11 Minnesota
$70,550
$46,670 4,870
12 Illinois
$69,310
$39,720 8,200
13 Virginia
$69,210
$40,780 7,520
14 New Hampshire
$69,010
$39,190 1,250
15 Rhode Island
$67,510
$46,610 570
16 Colorado
$67,360
$41,060 5,080
17 Michigan
$66,810
$38,380 5,640
18 Delaware
$66,640
$38,450 990
19 Oregon
$64,820
$42,780 2,790
20 Alabama
$64,430
$35,810 1,400
21 Pennsylvania
$64,350
$38,270 11,360
22 Vermont
$64,330
$40,030 2,200
23 Hawaii
$64,040
$41,430 1,240
24 North Carolina
$63,700
$36,440 6,390
25 Wyoming
$63,580
$42,410 400
26 Maine
$62,920
$38,860 1,030
27 North Dakota
$62,120
$32,100 1,110
28 Nevada
$61,420
$41,450 2,000
29 Iowa
$59,880
$38,880 2,010
30 Nebraska
$59,870
$37,710 2,900
31 Guam
$59,720
$33,760 220
32 New Mexico
$59,240
$33,650 1,480
33 Louisiana
$57,810
$33,190 4,460
34 Florida
$57,400
$32,640 16,260
35 Arizona
$57,380
$35,230 5,630
36 Georgia
$57,230
$30,790 7,980
37 Wisconsin
$57,080
$39,140 3,840
38 Missouri
$57,020
$34,100 4,760
39 Ohio
$56,150
$35,060 7,110
40 Utah
$55,730
$34,500 2,550
41 Montana
$54,390
$37,510 930
42 Kansas
$54,030
$33,070 2,800
43 Tennessee
$54,030
$29,400 5,010
44 Indiana
$53,960
$32,230 3,770
45 Idaho
$53,410
$28,240 1,300
46 Kentucky
$52,560
$32,620 2,410
47 South Dakota
$52,390
$38,200 940
48 South Carolina
$52,060
$31,100 3,090
49 Virgin Islands
$51,850
$27,840 220
50 Arkansas
$49,600
$30,170 2,290
51 Oklahoma
$49,450
$29,000 3,880
52 Mississippi
$49,360
$22,840 2,250
53 West Virginia
$47,960
$30,040 1,110
54 Puerto Rico
$36,830
$19,840 3,610
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