Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
210,510 0.6 % $30.66 $63,760 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.79 $21.80 $29.20 $37.29 $46.48
Annual Wage (2) $34,920 $45,330 $60,740 $77,570 $96,680


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) 51,590 2.50 $34.59 $71,950
State Government (OES Designation) 28,470 1.25 $23.38 $48,640
Local Government (OES Designation) 26,800 0.49 $25.66 $53,380
Management of Companies and Enterprises 11,170 0.59 $32.97 $68,570
Insurance Carriers 8,020 0.69 $31.68 $65,880

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) 51,590 2.50 $34.59 $71,950
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 130 1.47 $32.87 $68,380
State Government (OES Designation) 28,470 1.25 $23.38 $48,640
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 2,870 1.08 $35.75 $74,360
Other Pipeline Transportation 70 1.02 $35.68 $74,220

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 610 0.38 $45.01 $93,610
Other Financial Investment Activities 1,870 0.55 $40.31 $83,850
Postal Service 1,410 0.22 $39.74 $82,650
Specialized Design Services 60 0.05 $39.68 $82,520
Natural Gas Distribution 650 0.60 $39.30 $81,730


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 24,820 1.77 1.08 $35.12 $73,050
Texas 20,230 1.96 1.20 $30.20 $62,810
New York 15,610 1.85 1.13 $33.61 $69,900
Florida 13,360 1.87 1.14 $27.43 $57,060
New Jersey 7,970 2.11 1.29 $36.10 $75,080




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 6.08 3.70 $30.58 $63,610
District of Columbia 2,680 4.15 2.53 $39.97 $83,140
South Dakota 990 2.52 1.53 $22.61 $47,030
Delaware 980 2.42 1.48 $29.94 $62,280
Maryland 5,710 2.30 1.40 $32.74 $68,100




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 2,680 4.15 2.53 $39.97 $83,140
New Jersey 7,970 2.11 1.29 $36.10 $75,080
Connecticut 2,670 1.66 1.01 $35.66 $74,160
California 24,820 1.77 1.08 $35.12 $73,050
Rhode Island 540 1.20 0.73 $33.90 $70,520





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 9,290 1.84 1.12 $37.74 $78,490
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,700 1.75 1.07 $34.26 $71,250
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 6,300 2.73 1.66 $37.69 $78,390
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 4,510 1.77 1.08 $33.88 $70,470
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 4,060 1.82 1.11 $29.33 $61,000
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,740 1.83 1.11 $30.92 $64,320
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,470 0.97 0.59 $34.41 $71,570
Baltimore-Towson, MD 3,440 2.75 1.67 $30.13 $62,680
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 3,240 2.62 1.60 $35.77 $74,410
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,090 1.80 1.10 $32.76 $68,140