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Compliance Officer salary in United States

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

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The average salary for a compliance officer is $64,632 per year in the United States. 4.8k salaries reported, updated at August 13, 2022.

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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. VF Corporation
    1081 reviews5 salaries reported
    $174,856per year
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Highest paying cities for Compliance Officers in United States

  1. Charlotte, NC
    $111,365 per year
    43 salaries reported
  2. New York, NY
    $88,447 per year
    234 salaries reported
  3. Dallas, TX
    $72,614 per year
    64 salaries reported
  1. Chicago, IL
    $71,341 per year
    76 salaries reported
  2. Salt Lake City, UT
    $70,181 per year
    25 salaries reported
  3. Miami, FL
    $69,224 per year
    40 salaries reported
  1. Denver, CO
    $68,710 per year
    112 salaries reported
  2. Tampa, FL
    $67,317 per year
    46 salaries reported
  3. Atlanta, GA
    $63,418 per year
    43 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 $64,632 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

RestorixHealth | AMT
Gwinnett County
Fremont Bank
Bank of the West
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Top schools offering Certified Internal Auditor


Stony Brook University

243 reviews

DBS Quality Management Int’l.

Comply Guru

Top skills
Top fields of study
Law Degree
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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 Manager

21,272 job openings

Average $91,424 per year

Anti Money Laundering Analyst

1,674 job openings

Average $32.22 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a Compliance Officer

As a compliance officer how can I know if I am being paid fairly?

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