Compliance Officer Salary in Sector of Wholesale Trade

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

Average Annual Salary of Compliance Officers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,260
25th Percentile Wage
$49,240
50th Percentile Wage
$67,270
75th Percentile Wage
$88,530
90th Percentile Wage
$112,220

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for compliance officers in the industry sector of wholesale trade. 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 $112,220. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $67,270. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid compliance officers is $36,260.

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 wholesale trade from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201667,2700.24%3.36%
201567,110-1.27%-
201467,9601.63%-
201366,8502.75%-
201265,010--

Compare Compliance Officer Salary in Different Industries within the Wholesale Trade Sector

The average salaries of compliance officers in 18 industries in the wholesale trade 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 wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers industry with an annual salary $75,220. The lowest paying industry is the motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and supplies merchant wholesalers industry (annual salary $41,400). For detailed compliance officer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$75,220
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$75,220
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers
$72,220
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$71,400
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers
$70,280
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
$70,070
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$69,490
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$67,590
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$65,320
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$65,220
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$64,970
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers
$64,950
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$63,080
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers
$62,200
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers
$61,990
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$58,160
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers
$57,820
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$41,400

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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