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Compliance Officers in Virginia

Is Virginia a good place for you to work as a Compliance Officer?

12.6% Jobs Projection
$72,650 Median Salary
750 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Compliance Officers Work in Virginia?

In 2018, there were 8,470 Compliance Officers working in the state.

There were 7,850 Compliance Officers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 620 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Virginia

Jobs for Compliance Officers in this state are growing at a rate of 12.6% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.2%.


Virginia Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 750 annual job openings, and a total of 8,820 jobs for Virginia Compliance Officers in 2026.

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

What do Compliance Officers Make in Virginia?

In 2018 wages for Compliance Officers ranged from $42,150 to $116,340 with $72,650 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $20.26 to $55.93. The median hourly rate was $34.93.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $34.21 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.72.

The median salary in Virginia is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Virginia 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
Richmond, VA 1,620 $65,990
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 1,160 $68,460
Roanoke, VA 310 $55,830
Charlottesville, VA 240 $66,440
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 190 $53,630
Lynchburg, VA 170 $52,070
Harrisonburg, VA 110 $59,430
Staunton-Waynesboro, VA 90 $50,590
Winchester, VA-WV 70 $57,340
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 60 $66,410

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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