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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 amongst 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,660
25th Percentile Wage
$57,810
50th Percentile Wage
$78,190
75th Percentile Wage
$102,680
90th Percentile Wage
$136,080

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 $136,080. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $78,190. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,660.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21.95
25th Percentile Wage
$27.79
50th Percentile Wage
$37.59
75th Percentile Wage
$49.36
90th Percentile Wage
$65.42

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for compliance officers in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $65.42. The median hourly salary is $37.59. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21.95.

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
201678,19011.79%20.42%
201568,9706.93%-
201464,190-7.18%-
201368,8009.56%-
201262,220--

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 $53,830 to $87,910. The highest paying area for compliance officers in Washington is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett with a median annual salary of $87,910. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue (mean annual salary $86,030). The lowest paying area is Lewiston with a median annual salary of $53,830.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$87,910
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$86,030
Bellingham
$83,520
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$80,480
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$73,900
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$72,330
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$68,980
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$67,900
Bremerton-Silverdale
$66,540
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$64,030
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$64,030
Yakima
$63,730
Spokane
$62,020
Tacoma
$61,990
Longview
$60,840
Olympia
$59,180
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$55,520
Lewiston
$53,830


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