Compliance Officer Salary in Sector of Retail Trade

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

Average Annual Salary of Compliance Officers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,480
25th Percentile Wage
$43,840
50th Percentile Wage
$61,890
75th Percentile Wage
$85,510
90th Percentile Wage
$106,850

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for compliance officers in the industry sector of retail 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 $106,850. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $61,890. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid compliance officers is $32,480.

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 retail trade from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$61,890
4.90% 4.85%
2016
$58,860
-2.60% -
2015
$60,390
1.42% -
2014
$59,530
-6.90% -
2013
$63,640
7.46% -
2012
$58,890
- -

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

The average salaries of compliance officers in 25 industries in the retail 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 department stores industry with an annual salary $89,190. The lowest paying industry is the motor vehicle and parts dealers industry (annual salary $48,220). For detailed compliance officer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Department Stores
$89,190
Other General Merchandise Stores
$87,960
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
$81,940
Clothing Stores
$81,940
General Merchandise Stores
$72,000
Building Material and Supplies Dealers
$68,590
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers
$67,330
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$62,680
Nonstore Retailers
$62,400
Direct Selling Establishments
$60,600
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$60,480
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$60,480
Food and Beverage Stores
$58,090
Health and Personal Care Stores
$57,780
Health and Personal Care Stores
$57,780
Grocery Stores
$57,600
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
$57,290
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$54,250
Food and Beverage Stores
$53,930
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$53,220
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores
$52,680
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores
$52,680
Sporting Goods Stores
$52,680
Automobile Dealers
$48,890
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers
$48,220

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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