Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

13-1041 Compliance Officers

Examine, evaluate, and investigate eligibility for or conformity with laws and regulations governing contract compliance of licenses and permits, and perform other compliance and enforcement inspection and analysis activities not classified elsewhere. Excludes "Financial Examiners" (13-2061), "Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents" (13-2081), "Occupational Health and Safety Specialists" (29-9011), "Occupational Health and Safety Technicians" (29-9012), "Transportation Security Screeners" (33-9093), "Agricultural Inspectors" (45-2011), "Construction and Building Inspectors" (47-4011), and "Transportation Inspectors" (53-6051).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
204,000 0.5 % $29.88 $62,140 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.61 $21.15 $28.23 $36.15 $45.62
Annual Wage (2) $34,540 $44,000 $58,720 $75,180 $94,880


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 53,840 2.65 $33.29 $69,240
State Government (OES Designation) 29,040 1.26 $23.52 $48,920
Local Government (OES Designation) 26,670 0.48 $25.11 $52,220
Management of Companies and Enterprises 10,130 0.53 $31.93 $66,410
Insurance Carriers 7,790 0.66 $30.46 $63,360

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 53,840 2.65 $33.29 $69,240
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 180 2.49 $36.72 $76,370
State Government (OES Designation) 29,040 1.26 $23.52 $48,920
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 3,080 1.09 $35.28 $73,380
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 240 0.96 $27.09 $56,340

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Financial Investment Activities 1,990 0.60 $41.77 $86,880
Oil and Gas Extraction 620 0.40 $41.71 $86,750
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 160 0.04 $40.47 $84,180
Postal Service 1,570 0.23 $39.28 $81,710
Natural Gas Distribution 650 0.60 $38.93 $80,980


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 23,800 1.70 1.06 $33.69 $70,070
Texas 20,070 1.99 1.24 $28.82 $59,940
New York 15,690 1.88 1.17 $33.87 $70,450
Florida 13,690 1.93 1.20 $26.69 $55,510
New Jersey 8,070 2.14 1.33 $33.66 $70,020




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 1,770 6.17 3.85 $30.53 $63,490
District of Columbia 2,570 4.02 2.51 $39.51 $82,190
Delaware 1,020 2.57 1.60 $27.87 $57,960
South Dakota 990 2.56 1.60 $22.60 $47,000
Nebraska 2,210 2.45 1.53 $27.34 $56,860




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 2,570 4.02 2.51 $39.51 $82,190
Massachusetts 4,560 1.46 0.91 $35.70 $74,250
Connecticut 2,600 1.62 1.01 $34.64 $72,050
New York 15,690 1.88 1.17 $33.87 $70,450
California 23,800 1.70 1.06 $33.69 $70,070

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 9,330 1.87 1.17 $38.02 $79,080
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,560 1.72 1.07 $33.02 $68,680
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,930 2.59 1.61 $37.32 $77,620
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 4,650 1.86 1.16 $31.88 $66,310
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,820 1.91 1.19 $29.13 $60,580
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 3,630 1.65 1.03 $29.54 $61,450
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 3,300 0.93 0.58 $32.85 $68,320
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 3,260 3.40 2.12 $30.70 $63,860
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 3,220 2.60 1.62 $34.46 $71,670
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,140 1.89 1.18 $37.47 $77,940




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
El Centro, CA 730 14.52 9.04 $29.05 $60,430
Laredo, TX 1,050 12.36 7.70 $27.33 $56,860
Brunswick, GA 460 11.95 7.45 $42.71 $88,850
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 1,080 9.96 6.21 $30.94 $64,350
Tallahassee, FL 1,420 8.98 5.59 $17.99 $37,410
Portsmouth, NH-ME 410 7.63 4.76 $30.63 $63,700
Bellingham, WA 520 7.13 4.45 $31.32 $65,140
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 830 6.74 4.20 $29.44 $61,230
El Paso, TX 1,600 5.99 3.73 $28.39 $59,040
Lincoln, NE 870 5.44 3.39 $29.33 $61,010