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Compliance Officers in Washington

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19.2% Jobs Projection
$77,510 Median Salary
980 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Compliance Officers Work in Washington?

9,930 people worked as Compliance Officers in 2018 in this state.

There were 8,690 Compliance Officers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 1,240 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Washington

Jobs for Compliance Officers in this state are growing at a rate of 19.2% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.2%.


Washington Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 980 annual job openings, and a total of 11,050 jobs for Washington 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 Washington?

In 2018 wages for Compliance Officers ranged from $38,960 to $139,340 with $77,510 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $18.73 to $66.99. The median hourly rate was $37.27.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $37.51 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $0.24.

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


Top Washington 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
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 6,860 $84,620
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,710 $71,630
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 750 $65,240
Bellingham, WA 580 $87,540
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 550 $63,630
Kennewick-Richland, WA 200 $85,570
Yakima, WA 170 $68,560
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 100 $74,300
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 60 $70,430
Wenatchee, WA 60 $68,570
Lewiston, ID-WA 50 $39,410
Longview, WA 40 $63,260
Walla Walla, WA 40 $62,930

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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