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Compliance Officer Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of compliance officers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare compliance officer salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Compliance Officers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,000
25th Percentile Wage
$48,910
50th Percentile Wage
$65,880
75th Percentile Wage
$86,600
90th Percentile Wage
$99,770

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for compliance officers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $99,770. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $65,880. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid compliance officers is $37,000.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$65,880
2.31% 8.99%
2016
$64,360
1.57% -
2015
$63,350
1.20% -
2014
$62,590
0.91% -
2013
$62,020
3.32% -
2012
$59,960
- -

Compare Compliance Officer Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of compliance officers in eight industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 federal government, including usps industry with an annual salary $82,950. The lowest paying industry is the state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $51,360). For detailed compliance officer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal government, including USPS
$82,950
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$82,930
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$65,890
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$65,880
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$57,190
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$56,620
State government, including schools and hospitals
$52,380
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$51,360

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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