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What Does it Take to Be a Compliance Officer?

Occupation Description Examine, evaluate, and investigate eligibility for or conformity with laws and regulations governing contract compliance of licenses and permits, and perform other compliance and enforcement inspection and analysis activities not classified elsewhere.

Other Compliance Officer Job Titles

  • Wage and Hour Investigator
  • Environmental Compliance Inspector
  • Immigration Investigator
  • Inspector of Weights and Measures
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Investigator

Are There Job Opportunities for Compliance Officers?

In the United States, there were 288,300 jobs for Compliance Officer in 2016. New jobs are being produced at a rate of 8.2% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 23,700 new jobs for Compliance Officer by 2026. Due to new job openings and attrition, there will be an average of 25,900 job openings in this field each year.

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The states with the most job growth for Compliance Officer are Utah, Nevada, and Washington. Watch out if you plan on working in Alaska, Maine, or Maryland. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

What is the Average Salary of a Compliance Officer

The average yearly salary of a Compliance Officer ranges between $38,320 and $109,650.

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Compliance Officers who work in District of Columbia, Alaska, or California, make the highest salaries.

How much do Compliance Officers make in different U.S. states?

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $67,700
Alaska $80,840
Arizona $64,340
Arkansas $56,820
California $82,380
Colorado $73,710
Connecticut $84,590
Delaware $77,670
District of Columbia $93,240
Florida $63,890
Georgia $63,030
Hawaii $69,980
Idaho $59,420
Illinois $74,180
Indiana $61,970
Iowa $63,340
Kansas $60,030
Kentucky $58,260
Louisiana $61,230
Maine $66,230
Maryland $77,250
Massachusetts $83,100
Michigan $71,470
Minnesota $76,190
Mississippi $54,700
Missouri $62,180
Montana $62,620
Nebraska $68,610
Nevada $67,540
New Hampshire $70,670
New Jersey $83,210
New Mexico $68,290
New York $76,370
North Carolina $67,100
North Dakota $70,970
Ohio $67,140
Oklahoma $59,340
Oregon $71,860
Pennsylvania $71,090
Rhode Island $76,440
South Carolina $61,390
South Dakota $57,930
Tennessee $61,780
Texas $74,690
Utah $59,470
Vermont $69,520
Virginia $75,900
Washington $84,340
West Virginia $60,740
Wisconsin $62,700
Wyoming $67,370

Who Employs Compliance Officers?

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Below are examples of industries where Compliance Officers work:

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