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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 $87,740, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for compliance officers. It is followed by California (average annual salary $80,830). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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
$87,740
$54,950 4,580
2 California
$80,830
$48,110 35,790
3 Washington
$78,020
$47,570 8,690
4 Connecticut
$77,830
$48,440 3,730
5 Alaska
$77,610
$50,470 760
6 New Jersey
$77,450
$46,710 10,800
7 Massachusetts
$77,440
$48,800 7,300
8 Texas
$74,580
$41,000 25,260
9 Delaware
$74,190
$41,960 1,030
10 Maryland
$73,530
$40,890 7,510
11 New York
$72,160
$43,310 21,490
12 Minnesota
$72,020
$46,910 4,570
13 Virginia
$71,170
$41,050 7,850
14 Vermont
$70,240
$40,670 2,130
15 Illinois
$69,880
$38,930 8,590
16 Rhode Island
$69,480
$48,390 670
17 Michigan
$69,190
$42,200 5,610
18 New Hampshire
$68,530
$37,670 1,450
19 Virgin Islands
$68,290
$36,200 160
20 Colorado
$68,030
$41,870 5,710
21 Oregon
$67,480
$44,460 2,580
22 Pennsylvania
$66,030
$40,100 11,650
23 Hawaii
$65,750
$42,080 1,370
24 Alabama
$65,520
$38,080 1,460
25 Wyoming
$64,700
$42,630 390
26 Maine
$64,520
$39,200 1,020
27 North Carolina
$63,790
$36,150 7,030
28 New Mexico
$63,210
$35,100 1,440
29 Nevada
$62,810
$43,460 1,990
30 Guam
$62,290
$34,660 210
31 North Dakota
$62,210
$38,220 1,130
32 Nebraska
$61,920
$36,500 3,010
33 Iowa
$60,200
$37,400 2,100
34 Ohio
$59,200
$35,750 7,830
35 Missouri
$58,770
$33,120 4,900
36 Arizona
$58,650
$36,400 7,290
37 Wisconsin
$58,190
$40,560 3,480
38 Florida
$57,360
$31,430 17,580
39 Georgia
$57,110
$31,990 8,620
40 Louisiana
$57,100
$32,860 4,590
41 Indiana
$55,800
$33,300 3,970
42 Montana
$55,040
$36,190 960
43 Tennessee
$54,740
$30,430 5,320
44 West Virginia
$54,740
$32,470 1,070
45 South Dakota
$54,620
$39,480 970
46 Kansas
$54,470
$33,620 2,780
47 Utah
$53,960
$33,730 2,750
48 South Carolina
$53,010
$29,760 3,520
49 Kentucky
$52,660
$30,910 2,380
50 Arkansas
$51,260
$31,770 2,630
51 Idaho
$51,130
$28,630 1,220
52 Oklahoma
$50,590
$29,180 4,220
53 Mississippi
$50,300
$24,140 2,300
54 Puerto Rico
$37,940
$20,930 3,950
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