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Compliance Officer Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for compliance officers in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of compliance officers among Washington 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$47,570
25th Percentile Wage
$59,360
50th Percentile Wage
$78,020
75th Percentile Wage
$104,150
90th Percentile Wage
$137,170

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for compliance officers in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $137,170. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $78,020. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $47,570.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of compliance officers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$78,020
-0.22% 20.25%
2016
$78,190
11.79% -
2015
$68,970
6.93% -
2014
$64,190
-7.18% -
2013
$68,800
9.56% -
2012
$62,220
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of compliance officers in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of compliance officers in state of Washington ranges from $38,910 to $88,340. The highest paying area for compliance officers in Washington is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett with a median annual salary of $88,340. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue (mean annual salary $87,400). The lowest paying area is Lewiston with a median annual salary of $38,910.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$88,340
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$87,400
Bellingham
$85,730
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$81,830
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$81,800
Bremerton-Silverdale
$74,240
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$71,580
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$70,450
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$70,210
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$65,520
Yakima
$65,510
Tacoma
$65,500
Spokane
$64,080
Olympia
$63,900
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$63,040
Longview
$62,070
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$57,440
Lewiston
$38,910




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