Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
227,500 0.6 % $31.23 $64,960 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.18 $22.25 $29.82 $38.08 $47.00
Annual Wage (2) $35,730 $46,280 $62,020 $79,200 $97,760


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) 52,460 2.57 $35.08 $72,960
State Government (OES Designation) 32,270 1.47 $24.03 $49,980
Local Government (OES Designation) 27,610 0.50 $25.97 $54,020
Management of Companies and Enterprises 13,300 0.66 $33.66 $70,010
Insurance Carriers 8,160 0.71 $32.95 $68,540

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) 52,460 2.57 $35.08 $72,960
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 110 1.57 $38.77 $80,640
State Government (OES Designation) 32,270 1.47 $24.03 $49,980
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 3,100 1.16 $35.87 $74,620
Other Pipeline Transportation 60 0.97 $34.59 $71,940

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Department Stores 40 (7) $42.83 $89,080
Oil and Gas Extraction 900 0.50 $42.34 $88,060
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 60 0.38 $42.03 $87,430
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite) 470 0.29 $41.80 $86,940
Natural Gas Distribution 720 0.68 $41.52 $86,360


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 27,570 1.93 1.10 $35.42 $73,670
Texas 21,510 2.03 1.16 $31.20 $64,900
New York 16,200 1.90 1.09 $33.93 $70,580
Florida 12,940 1.78 1.02 $27.79 $57,790
Pennsylvania 9,320 1.66 0.95 $31.12 $64,740




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 1,920 6.52 3.73 $31.28 $65,060
District of Columbia 3,030 4.64 2.66 $42.11 $87,590
Delaware 1,120 2.77 1.58 $34.43 $71,620
Nebraska 2,410 2.63 1.51 $29.70 $61,770
North Dakota 1,040 2.58 1.47 $26.71 $55,560




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 3,030 4.64 2.66 $42.11 $87,590
Connecticut 3,000 1.85 1.06 $37.05 $77,060
New Jersey 8,520 2.24 1.29 $35.71 $74,280
California 27,570 1.93 1.10 $35.42 $73,670
Delaware 1,120 2.77 1.58 $34.43 $71,620





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 9,890 1.92 1.10 $37.62 $78,240
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 7,220 1.86 1.07 $34.51 $71,780
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 6,670 2.84 1.63 $38.70 $80,490
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 4,770 1.81 1.03 $36.07 $75,020
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 4,530 2.00 1.15 $29.28 $60,900
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 4,110 1.96 1.12 $31.35 $65,200
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,990 1.09 0.63 $35.00 $72,810
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 3,760 2.98 1.71 $34.80 $72,380
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 3,370 3.54 2.03 $36.88 $76,710
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,340 1.91 1.09 $32.86 $68,340