Compliance Officer Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

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

Average Annual Salary of Compliance Officers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for compliance officers in the industry sector of manufacturing. 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 $120,370. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $73,990. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid compliance officers is $42,090.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
0.05% 8.47%
2.26% -
0.28% -
2.90% -
3.24% -
- -

Compare Compliance Officer Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of compliance officers in 85 industries in the manufacturing 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 aerospace product and parts manufacturing industry with an annual salary $87,530. The lowest paying industry is the animal slaughtering and processing industry (annual salary $43,410). For detailed compliance officer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
Machinery Manufacturing
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
Ship and Boat Building
Chemical Manufacturing
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
Rubber Product Manufacturing
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
Apparel Manufacturing
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
Machine Shops
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
Machinery Manufacturing
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
Dairy Product Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
Beverage Manufacturing
Paper Manufacturing
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing
Plastics Product Manufacturing
Other Food Manufacturing
Primary Metal Manufacturing
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
Animal Food Manufacturing
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
Food Manufacturing
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
Wood Product Manufacturing
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Printing and Related Support Activities
Printing and Related Support Activities
Grain and Oilseed Milling
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
Household Appliance Manufacturing
Animal Slaughtering and Processing

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].


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