Compliance Officer Salary in Sector of Information

The salary statistics of compliance officers in the industry sector of information are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare compliance officer salaries in different industries within the information 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 information. 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 $151,540. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $90,070. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid compliance officers is $47,910.

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 information from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
-2.85% 17.45%
20.44% -
-0.75% -
-0.78% -
0.64% -
- -

Compare Compliance Officer Salary in Different Industries within the Information Sector

The average salaries of compliance officers in 16 industries in the information 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 motion picture and video industries industry with an annual salary $81,490. The lowest paying industry is the newspaper, periodical, book, and directory publishers industry (annual salary $68,870). For detailed compliance officer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Motion Picture and Video Industries
Radio and Television Broadcasting
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
Cable and Other Subscription Programming
Software Publishers
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
Broadcasting (except Internet)
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
Other Information Services
Other Information Services
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
Other Telecommunications
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers

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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