Compliance Officer Salary in Sector of Finance and Insurance

The salary statistics of compliance officers in the industry sector of finance and insurance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare compliance officer salaries in different industries within the finance and insurance 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 finance and insurance. 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 $117,410. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $68,950. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid compliance officers is $40,320.

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 finance and insurance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2.45% 5.41%
-1.32% -
1.44% -
0.94% -
1.98% -
- -

Compare Compliance Officer Salary in Different Industries within the Finance and Insurance Sector

The average salaries of compliance officers in 22 industries in the finance and insurance 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 securities and commodity exchanges industry with an annual salary $103,960. The lowest paying industry is the insurance and employee benefit funds industry (annual salary $55,800). For detailed compliance officer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Securities and Commodity Exchanges
Other Financial Investment Activities
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
Nondepository Credit Intermediation
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank
Other Investment Pools and Funds
Insurance Carriers
Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities
Other Insurance Related Activities
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
Depository Credit Intermediation
Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds

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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