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Compliance officer salary in Washington, DC

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

Average base salary

arrow up29%
above national average
Average $82,388
Low $54,696
High $124,101
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a compliance officer is $82,388 per year in Washington, DC. 56 salaries reported, updated at September 7, 2022

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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
More than 10 years
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Top companies for Compliance Officers in Washington, DC

  1. Genentech
    1,002 reviews19 salaries reported
    $190,562per year
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Highest paying cities for Compliance Officers near Washington, DC

  1. Charlotte, NC
    $99,223 per year
    26 salaries reported
  2. Washington, DC
    $82,388 per year
    56 salaries reported
  3. Tampa, FL
    $81,979 per year
    46 salaries reported
  1. New York, NY
    $81,966 per year
    214 salaries reported
  2. Chicago, IL
    $72,637 per year
    74 salaries reported
  3. Dallas, TX
    $71,830 per year
    55 salaries reported
  1. Miami, FL
    $67,822 per year
    40 salaries reported
  2. Denver, CO
    $66,967 per year
    102 salaries reported
  3. Salt Lake City, UT
    $65,351 per year
    22 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 skill

Operational Risk Management(earn +59.83% more)

The jobs requiring this skill have increase by 734.62% since 2018. Compliance Officers with this skill earn +59.83% more than the average base salary, which is $82,388 per year.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
201314increase by 14
2014133increase by 850.00%
201593decrease by 30.08%
201650decrease by 46.24%
201776increase by 52.00%
201826decrease by 65.79%
2019217increase by 734.62%

Top companies hiring Compliance Officers with the recommended skill

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Top certifications
Certified Internal Auditor
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 Washington, DC?

Risk Manager

879 job openings

Average $110,590 per year

Anti Money Laundering Analyst

57 job openings

Average $27.74 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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