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Compliance Officers in South Carolina

Want to work in South Carolina as a Compliance Officer? Read this first!

9.6% Jobs Projection
$55,930 Median Salary
320 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Compliance Officers in South Carolina is growing faster than average.

  • Compliance Officers in South Carolina earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Compliance Officers Work in South Carolina?

There were approximately 3,390 workers employed as Compliance Officers in this state in 2018.

There were 3,520 Compliance Officers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 130 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 3,410 Compliance Officers working in it, which means South Carolina has fewer Compliance Officers than average.


Job Projections for South Carolina

Jobs for Compliance Officers in this state are growing at a rate of 9.6% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.2%.


South Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 320 annual job openings, and 3,780 total jobs in 2026 for Compliance Officers in this state.

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

What do Compliance Officers Make in South Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Compliance Officers ranged from $29,820 to $97,700 with $55,930 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $14.34 to $46.97. The median hourly rate was $26.89.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $25.49 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.40.

The median salary in South Carolina is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top South Carolina 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
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,960 $62,220
Columbia, SC 930 $53,440
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 870 $72,850
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 430 $49,060
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 260 $53,430
Spartanburg, SC 150 $58,550
Florence, SC 110 $44,260
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC 100 $45,560
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 80 $46,280
Sumter, SC 50 $52,750

Top States for Compliance Officers Employment

View the list below to see 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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