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
$39,060
25th Percentile Wage
$50,510
50th Percentile Wage
$67,260
75th Percentile Wage
$90,140
90th Percentile Wage
$115,840

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 $115,840. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $67,260. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid compliance officers is $39,060.

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 finance and insurance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201667,260-1.32%3.03%
201568,1501.44%-
201467,1700.94%-
201366,5401.98%-
201265,220--

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

The average salaries of compliance officers in 20 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 $56,820). For detailed compliance officer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Securities and Commodity Exchanges
$103,960
Other Financial Investment Activities
$87,210
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$83,120
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank
$78,330
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank
$78,330
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
$77,340
Other Investment Pools and Funds
$68,720
Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$68,410
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$67,360
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$66,530
Insurance Carriers
$66,360
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$65,250
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation
$64,110
Other Insurance Related Activities
$63,600
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities
$63,340
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
$63,130
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$62,570
Depository Credit Intermediation
$60,720
Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles
$57,170
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds
$56,820

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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