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
$30,070
25th Percentile Wage
$38,770
50th Percentile Wage
$58,860
75th Percentile Wage
$82,540
90th Percentile Wage
$102,270

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 $102,270. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $58,860. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid compliance officers is $30,070.

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 retail trade from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201658,860-2.60%-0.05%
201560,3901.42%-
201459,530-6.90%-
201363,6407.46%-
201258,890--

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

The average salaries of compliance officers in twelve 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 sporting goods stores industry (annual salary $25,470). 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
General Merchandise Stores
$87,840
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$57,900
Health and Personal Care Stores
$57,780
Health and Personal Care Stores
$57,780
Nonstore Retailers
$57,520
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
$57,290
Direct Selling Establishments
$55,120
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores
$25,470
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores
$25,470
Sporting Goods Stores
$25,470

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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