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Compliance Officers in District of Columbia

Is District of Columbia a good place for you to work as a Compliance Officer?

7.6% Jobs Projection
$91,550 Median Salary
430 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Compliance Officers in District of Columbia are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Compliance Officers in District of Columbia is growing faster than average.

  • Compliance Officers in District of Columbia earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Compliance Officers Work in District of Columbia?

In 2018, there were 4,260 Compliance Officers working in the state.

There were 4,580 Compliance Officers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 320 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 3,410 Compliance Officers working in it, which means District of Columbia has more Compliance Officers than average.


Job Projections for District of Columbia

Jobs for Compliance Officers in this state are growing at a rate of 7.6% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.2%.


District of Columbia Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 430 annual Compliance Officers job openings in District of Columbia, and 5,220 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 25,900 annual jobs and 312,000 total jobs in 2026.

What do Compliance Officers Make in District of Columbia?

In 2018 wages for Compliance Officers ranged from $56,230 to $128,160 with $91,550 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $27.04 to $61.61. The median hourly rate was $44.01.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $42.18 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.83.

The median salary in District of Columbia is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top District of Columbia Metros for Compliance Officers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Compliance Officers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 11,210 $86,920

Top States for Compliance Officers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Compliance Officers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 38,090 $80,810
Texas 26,620 $74,150
New York 21,370 $72,620
Florida 19,740 $57,580
Pennsylvania 12,480 $66,820
New Jersey 12,340 $79,320
Washington 9,930 $77,510
Georgia 9,350 $58,010
Illinois 8,970 $72,610
Virginia 8,470 $72,650
Ohio 8,030 $61,990
Arizona 7,910 $59,510
Maryland 7,540 $74,150
North Carolina 7,030 $62,470
Massachusetts 7,010 $77,990
Colorado 6,430 $68,910
Michigan 5,510 $69,800
Tennessee 5,370 $54,620
Missouri 5,200 $58,480
Minnesota 4,860 $73,190

Below are the states where Compliance Officers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $91,550
Alaska $80,830
California $80,810
Connecticut $80,080
New Jersey $79,320
Massachusetts $77,990
Washington $77,510
Maryland $74,150
Texas $74,150
Minnesota $73,190


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