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Compliance Officer Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

The salary statistics of compliance officers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare compliance officer salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.

Average Annual Salary of Compliance Officers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,720
25th Percentile Wage
$45,930
50th Percentile Wage
$62,210
75th Percentile Wage
$80,920
90th Percentile Wage
$100,310

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for compliance officers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. 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 $100,310. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $62,210. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid compliance officers is $35,720.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201662,2100.63%5.84%
201561,8202.09%-
201460,5300.94%-
201359,9602.30%-
201258,580--

Compare Compliance Officer Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of compliance officers in 38 industries in the health care and social assistance 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 specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals industry with an annual salary $73,810. The lowest paying industry is the child day care services industry (annual salary $39,380). For detailed compliance officer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$73,810
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$72,690
Hospitals - State government owned
$71,270
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$70,290
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$69,880
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$69,580
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$69,480
Hospitals - Privately owned
$69,400
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$69,380
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$69,350
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$69,140
Hospitals - Local government owned
$69,060
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$67,660
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$65,620
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$65,550
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$63,960
Offices of Physicians
$63,500
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$61,260
Outpatient Care Centers
$61,090
Home Health Care Services
$60,160
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$59,500
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$59,060
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$58,140
Other Residential Care Facilities
$57,060
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$56,750
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$56,500
Ambulance Services
$54,620
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$54,010
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$53,910
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$52,690
Social Assistance
$52,360
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$52,100
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$51,850
Individual and Family Services
$51,260
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$50,110
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$49,620
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$46,960
Child Day Care Services
$39,380

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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