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Compliance Officer Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of compliance officers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare compliance officer salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Compliance Officers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,190
25th Percentile Wage
$55,420
50th Percentile Wage
$73,640
75th Percentile Wage
$96,780
90th Percentile Wage
$121,880

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for compliance officers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $121,880. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $73,640. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid compliance officers is $42,190.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$73,640
2.28% 9.30%
2016
$71,960
1.70% -
2015
$70,740
2.26% -
2014
$69,140
-0.42% -
2013
$69,430
3.80% -
2012
$66,790
- -

Compare Compliance Officer Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of compliance officers in 14 industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences industry with an annual salary $82,550. The lowest paying industry is the legal services industry (annual salary $61,670). For detailed compliance officer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$82,550
Scientific Research and Development Services
$82,140
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$75,870
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$75,340
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$74,200
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$73,640
Engineering Services
$73,160
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$72,770
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$70,620
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$69,910
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$66,270
Testing Laboratories
$65,370
Specialized Design Services
$62,110
Legal Services
$61,670

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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