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
$47,490
25th Percentile Wage
$63,700
50th Percentile Wage
$92,640
75th Percentile Wage
$124,110
90th Percentile Wage
$149,850

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 $149,850. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $92,640. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid compliance officers is $47,490.

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 information from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201692,64020.44%19.74%
201573,700-0.75%-
201474,250-0.78%-
201374,8300.64%-
201274,350--

Compare Compliance Officer Salary in Different Industries within the Information Sector

The average salaries of compliance officers in 14 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 sound recording industries industry with an annual salary $81,980. The lowest paying industry is the other information services industry (annual salary $70,190). For detailed compliance officer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$81,980
Software Publishers
$78,470
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$77,840
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$76,110
Telecommunications
$75,350
Broadcasting (except Internet)
$75,180
Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$72,750
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$72,290
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$72,290
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$71,820
Other Telecommunications
$71,110
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$70,270
Other Information Services
$70,190
Other Information Services
$70,190

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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