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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
$39,840
25th Percentile Wage
$53,130
50th Percentile Wage
$71,960
75th Percentile Wage
$96,490
90th Percentile Wage
$123,330

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 $123,330. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $71,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid compliance officers is $39,840.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201671,9601.70%7.18%
201570,7402.26%-
201469,140-0.42%-
201369,4303.80%-
201266,790--

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 $79,770. The lowest paying industry is the specialized design services industry (annual salary $55,840). 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
$79,770
Scientific Research and Development Services
$79,170
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$78,300
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$72,620
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$72,210
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$71,960
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$68,940
Engineering Services
$68,310
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$67,250
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$67,190
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$66,280
Legal Services
$62,980
Testing Laboratories
$61,800
Specialized Design Services
$55,840

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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