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Compliance Officer Salary Information in Tennessee

The average annual and hourly salaries for compliance officers in the state of Tennessee are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of compliance officers among Tennessee metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Compliance Officers in Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,400
25th Percentile Wage
$38,730
50th Percentile Wage
$54,030
75th Percentile Wage
$77,540
90th Percentile Wage
$100,650

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for compliance officers in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $100,650. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $54,030. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,400.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$14.13
25th Percentile Wage
$18.62
50th Percentile Wage
$25.98
75th Percentile Wage
$37.28
90th Percentile Wage
$48.39

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for compliance officers in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $48.39. The median hourly salary is $25.98. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $14.13.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of compliance officers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201654,0300.43%5.96%
201553,800-1.91%-
201454,8303.19%-
201353,0804.28%-
201250,810--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Compliance Officers in Tennessee Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of compliance officers in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of compliance officers in state of Tennessee ranges from $40,310 to $60,560. The highest paying area for compliance officers in Tennessee is South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $60,560. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Knoxville (mean annual salary $56,990). The lowest paying area is Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $40,310.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$60,560
Knoxville
$56,990
Chattanooga
$56,150
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$55,570
Cleveland
$53,500
Memphis
$50,690
Johnson City
$50,490
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$50,100
Morristown
$49,370
Clarksville
$43,920
Jackson
$43,190
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$43,050
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$40,310


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