Compliance Officer Salary in Sector of Utilities

The salary statistics of compliance officers in the industry sector of utilities are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare compliance officer salaries in different industries within the utilities sector.

Average Annual Salary of Compliance Officers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$48,460
25th Percentile Wage
$65,580
50th Percentile Wage
$83,410
75th Percentile Wage
$103,090
90th Percentile Wage
$124,170

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for compliance officers in the industry sector of utilities. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) compliance officers is $124,170. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $83,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid compliance officers is $48,460.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201683,4100.72%6.77%
201582,8101.26%-
201481,7701.77%-
201380,3203.19%-
201277,760--

Compare Compliance Officer Salary in Different Industries within the Utilities Sector

The average salaries of compliance officers in four industries in the utilities sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for compliance officer occupations is the natural gas distribution industry with an annual salary $89,330. The lowest paying industry is the water, sewage and other systems industry (annual salary $58,740). For detailed compliance officer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Natural Gas Distribution
$89,330
Utilities
$83,410
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$82,180
Water, Sewage and Other Systems
$58,740

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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