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
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 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
4.90% 4.85%
-2.60% -
1.42% -
-6.90% -
7.46% -
- -

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
Other General Merchandise Stores
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
Clothing Stores
General Merchandise Stores
Building Material and Supplies Dealers
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
Nonstore Retailers
Direct Selling Establishments
Electronics and Appliance Stores
Electronics and Appliance Stores
Food and Beverage Stores
Health and Personal Care Stores
Health and Personal Care Stores
Grocery Stores
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers
Food and Beverage Stores
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores
Sporting Goods Stores
Automobile Dealers
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers

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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