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Compliance officer salary in United States

How much does a Compliance Officer make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $73,211
Low $42,202
High $127,007
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a compliance officer is $73,211 per year in the United States. 7.6k salaries reported, updated at September 29, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
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Top companies for Compliance Officers in United States

  1. USAA
    4,443 reviews12 salaries reported
    $116,619per year
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Highest paying cities for Compliance Officers near United States

  1. Washington, DC
    $104,615 per year
    151 salaries reported
  2. Boston, MA
    $100,791 per year
    65 salaries reported
  3. New York, NY
    $98,771 per year
    506 salaries reported
  1. Dallas, TX
    $76,772 per year
    85 salaries reported
  2. Chicago, IL
    $76,154 per year
    124 salaries reported
  3. Baltimore, MD
    $72,768 per year
    41 salaries reported
  1. Atlanta, GA
    $72,137 per year
    102 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $71,542 per year
    96 salaries reported
  3. Miami, FL
    $70,506 per year
    39 salaries reported
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Where can a Compliance Officer earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Compliance Officers

Most recommended certification

Certified Internal Auditor

(earn +42.23% more)

The jobs requiring this certification have decrease by 35.18% since 2018. Compliance Officers with this certification earn +42.23% more than the average base salary, which is $73,211 per year.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this certificationChange from previous year
2012256increase by 256
2013573increase by 123.83%
2014699increase by 21.99%
2015232decrease by 66.81%
2016197decrease by 15.09%
2017150decrease by 23.86%
2018253increase by 68.67%
2019164decrease by 35.18%

Top companies hiring Compliance Officers with the recommended certification

National Security Agency
Nordic Consulting
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Top schools offering Certified Internal Auditor


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Top skills
Top fields of study
Law Degree
Top licenses

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top SkillsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
38 jobs46
11 jobs13
21 jobs24
24 jobs34
70 jobs113
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Most common benefits for Compliance Officers

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • AD&D insurance
  • Adoption assistance
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • On-site gym
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
  • Wellness program
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 718 ratings

57% of Compliance Officers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Risk Analyst

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Average $87,487 per year

Anti Money Laundering Analyst

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Average $75,492 per year

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Common questions about salaries for a Compliance Officer

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