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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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” (19-5011), “Occupational Health and Safety Technicians” (19-5012), “Transportation Security Screeners” (33-9093), “Agricultural Inspectors” (45-2011), “Construction and Building Inspectors” (47-4011), and “Transportation Inspectors” (53-6051).


National estimates for Compliance Officers
Industry profile for Compliance Officers
Geographic profile for Compliance Officers

National estimates for Compliance Officers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Compliance Officers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
334,340 1.5 % $ 36.45 $ 75,810 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Compliance Officers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 18.73 $ 24.05 $ 34.45 $ 46.47 $ 56.49
Annual Wage (2) $ 38,950 $ 50,020 $ 71,650 $ 96,660 $ 117,500


Industry profile for Compliance Officers:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Compliance Officers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 61,840 2.93 $ 42.43 $ 88,260
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 37,580 1.71 $ 29.01 $ 60,330
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 27,400 0.51 $ 31.56 $ 65,640
Management of Companies and Enterprises 19,890 0.78 $ 40.84 $ 84,940
Insurance Carriers 11,310 0.94 $ 37.96 $ 78,960

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Compliance Officers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 61,840 2.93 $ 42.43 $ 88,260
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 37,580 1.71 $ 29.01 $ 60,330
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 280 1.44 $ 30.43 $ 63,290
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 4,120 1.31 $ 42.38 $ 88,150
Natural Gas Distribution 1,260 1.15 $ 48.90 $ 101,710

Top paying industries for Compliance Officers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 110 0.92 $ 57.97 $ 120,580
Other Information Services 1,470 0.41 $ 55.14 $ 114,700
Motion Picture and Video Industries 250 0.08 $ 52.86 $ 109,960
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 210 0.14 $ 52.38 $ 108,950
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 90 0.10 $ 50.58 $ 105,200


Geographic profile for Compliance Officers:

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



Map of employment of compliance officers by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Compliance Officers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 42,230 2.55 1.08 $ 41.36 $ 86,030
Texas 29,640 2.42 1.02 $ 35.14 $ 73,090
Florida 25,680 2.98 1.26 $ 31.63 $ 65,780
New York 20,540 2.37 1.00 $ 41.30 $ 85,900
Georgia 12,300 2.81 1.18 $ 33.66 $ 70,020


Map of location quotient of compliance officers by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Compliance Officers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 2,000 7.03 2.96 $ 36.94 $ 76,830
District of Columbia 4,440 6.71 2.83 $ 47.47 $ 98,740
Oklahoma 5,470 3.51 1.48 $ 29.05 $ 60,420
Nebraska 3,110 3.24 1.37 $ 33.86 $ 70,420
Arizona 9,180 3.19 1.34 $ 32.54 $ 67,680


Map of annual mean wages of compliance officers by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Compliance Officers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 4,440 6.71 2.83 $ 47.47 $ 98,740
New Hampshire 1,770 2.79 1.18 $ 47.17 $ 98,110
New Jersey 10,480 2.72 1.15 $ 44.00 $ 91,520
Massachusetts 7,940 2.34 0.99 $ 42.15 $ 87,660
Connecticut 3,790 2.41 1.01 $ 41.64 $ 86,600



Map of employment of compliance officers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Compliance Officers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 20,070 2.31 0.97 $ 44.93 $ 93,440
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 14,820 2.59 1.09 $ 40.57 $ 84,390
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 12,720 4.34 1.83 $ 44.87 $ 93,340
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 8,890 3.62 1.53 $ 34.98 $ 72,760
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 8,010 2.23 0.94 $ 36.07 $ 75,030
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 7,930 3.06 1.29 $ 35.19 $ 73,200
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 7,020 1.66 0.70 $ 38.18 $ 79,420
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 6,850 3.05 1.29 $ 47.82 $ 99,460
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 6,670 2.58 1.09 $ 42.86 $ 89,150
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 6,650 2.50 1.06 $ 38.99 $ 81,110


Map of location quotient of compliance officers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Compliance Officers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Brunswick, GA 600 14.70 6.19 $ 44.19 $ 91,920
Laredo, TX 1,410 14.48 6.10 $ 35.00 $ 72,810
El Centro, CA 720 12.21 5.14 $ 41.43 $ 86,170
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 1,390 12.10 5.10 $ 37.83 $ 78,680
Tallahassee, FL 1,620 9.52 4.01 $ 19.68 $ 40,930
Jefferson City, MO 650 8.97 3.78 $ 18.78 $ 39,070
Lincoln, NE 1,420 8.35 3.52 $ 35.06 $ 72,930
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 900 8.03 3.38 $ 37.06 $ 77,070
Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ 250 7.27 3.06 $ 34.33 $ 71,400
Bellingham, WA 600 7.27 3.06 $ 40.24 $ 83,690