Compliance Officer Salary Information in Texas

The average annual and hourly salaries for compliance officers in the state of Texas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of compliance officers among Texas cities 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 Texas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,950
25th Percentile Wage
$51,420
50th Percentile Wage
$72,900
75th Percentile Wage
$88,470
90th Percentile Wage
$106,180

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for compliance officers in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $106,180. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $72,900. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,950.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19.21
25th Percentile Wage
$24.72
50th Percentile Wage
$35.04
75th Percentile Wage
$42.53
90th Percentile Wage
$51.05

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for compliance officers in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $51.05. The median hourly salary is $35.04. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19.21.

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
201672,9003.18%13.92%
201570,5803.83%-
201467,8803.96%-
201365,1903.74%-
201262,750--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of compliance officers in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of compliance officers in state of Texas ranges from $49,870 to $80,480. The highest paying area for compliance officers in Texas is Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $80,480. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown (mean annual salary $80,170). The lowest paying area is Abilene with a median annual salary of $49,870.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$80,480
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$80,170
Brownsville-Harlingen
$78,120
El Paso
$78,110
Laredo
$77,170
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$75,240
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$73,250
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$72,730
Midland
$71,710
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$71,030
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$67,290
Victoria
$66,590
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$65,130
Odessa
$62,210
San Angelo
$62,210
Fort Worth-Arlington
$61,850
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$61,530
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$60,850
Waco
$60,390
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$59,750
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$59,260
Amarillo
$59,240
Corpus Christi
$54,830
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$54,680
College Station-Bryan
$52,940
Wichita Falls
$51,460
Lubbock
$51,080
Texarkana-Texarkana
$50,800
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$50,700
Tyler
$49,930
Longview
$49,920
Abilene
$49,870



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