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Compliance officer salary in Washington, DC

How much does a Compliance Officer make in Washington, DC?

Average base salary

as national average
Average $104,432
Low $60,731
High $179,578
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a compliance officer is $104,432 per year in Washington, DC. 171 salaries reported, updated at November 28, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in Washington, DC

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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 Washington, DC

  1. PwC
    9,091 reviews5 salaries reported
    $168,000per year
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Highest paying cities for Compliance Officers near Washington, DC

  1. Washington, DC
    $104,432 per year
    171 salaries reported
  2. Boston, MA
    $100,849 per year
    61 salaries reported
  3. New York, NY
    $99,141 per year
    506 salaries reported
  1. Orlando, FL
    $89,967 per year
    43 salaries reported
  2. Chicago, IL
    $77,459 per year
    115 salaries reported
  3. Baltimore, MD
    $74,838 per year
    42 salaries reported
  1. Miami, FL
    $73,950 per year
    33 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $72,799 per year
    87 salaries reported
  3. Atlanta, GA
    $71,303 per year
    90 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 $104,432 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

Gibson Dunn
US Treasury, Departmental Offices
United States Department of Justice
Prestige Healthcare Resources
US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
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Top schools offering Certified Internal Auditor


1 review

Navarro College

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Law Degree
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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 Washington, DC?

Risk Manager

Job openings

Average $121,410 per year

Vice President of Compliance

Job openings

Average $166,424 per year

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Common questions about salaries for a Compliance Officer

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