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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Compliance Officers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
327,360 0.6 % $ 36.35 $ 75,620 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Compliance Officers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 19.31 $ 25.32 $ 34.18 $ 45.83 $ 55.39
Annual Wage (2) $ 40,160 $ 52,670 $ 71,100 $ 95,330 $ 115,220


Industry profile for Compliance Officers: Top

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) 61,690 2.96 $ 41.70 $ 86,730
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 37,800 1.72 $ 29.28 $ 60,900
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 28,670 0.53 $ 29.92 $ 62,240
Management of Companies and Enterprises 19,940 0.82 $ 39.61 $ 82,400
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 and 5223 only) 10,910 0.54 $ 35.55 $ 73,950

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) 61,690 2.96 $ 41.70 $ 86,730
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 37,800 1.72 $ 29.28 $ 60,900
Other Pipeline Transportation 120 1.53 $ 40.44 $ 84,120
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 4,400 1.47 $ 39.42 $ 81,990
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 90 1.26 $ 37.47 $ 77,940

Top paying industries for Compliance Officers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Metal Ore Mining 60 0.16 $ 53.65 $ 111,580
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 80 0.08 $ 47.43 $ 98,650
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 6,410 0.68 $ 45.29 $ 94,200
Scientific Research and Development Services 7,570 1.01 $ 44.90 $ 93,380
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 230 0.14 $ 44.68 $ 92,940


Geographic profile for Compliance Officers: Top

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.





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 41,090 2.50 1.06 $ 40.68 $ 84,600
Texas 27,150 2.24 0.95 $ 36.44 $ 75,800
Florida 24,830 2.94 1.25 $ 32.99 $ 68,620
New York 22,280 2.56 1.09 $ 39.32 $ 81,790
New Jersey 13,230 3.50 1.49 $ 42.85 $ 89,130




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 2,100 7.46 3.17 $ 35.51 $ 73,850
District of Columbia 4,200 6.12 2.60 $ 46.49 $ 96,700
Nebraska 3,340 3.54 1.51 $ 33.18 $ 69,020
New Jersey 13,230 3.50 1.49 $ 42.85 $ 89,130
Delaware 1,420 3.32 1.41 $ 39.87 $ 82,930




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 4,200 6.12 2.60 $ 46.49 $ 96,700
New Jersey 13,230 3.50 1.49 $ 42.85 $ 89,130
Massachusetts 8,020 2.39 1.02 $ 41.48 $ 86,270
Connecticut 3,220 2.09 0.89 $ 41.27 $ 85,830
California 41,090 2.50 1.06 $ 40.68 $ 84,600





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 23,190 2.62 1.12 $ 43.67 $ 90,830
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 15,460 2.65 1.13 $ 40.24 $ 83,690
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 11,780 3.90 1.66 $ 43.71 $ 90,930
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 9,290 3.71 1.57 $ 37.40 $ 77,790
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 8,460 1.94 0.82 $ 40.21 $ 83,630
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 7,950 2.95 1.25 $ 40.36 $ 83,950
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 7,640 2.13 0.90 $ 37.37 $ 77,720
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 7,460 2.83 1.20 $ 33.86 $ 70,440
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 6,820 2.93 1.24 $ 47.13 $ 98,030
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 6,770 2.60 1.11 $ 42.60 $ 88,620




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)
Laredo, TX 1,470 14.78 6.28 $ 33.60 $ 69,890
Brunswick, GA 580 14.60 6.20 $ 43.76 $ 91,010
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 1,460 12.84 5.46 $ 36.77 $ 76,490
El Centro, CA 690 12.00 5.10 $ 36.27 $ 75,450
Tallahassee, FL 1,760 10.40 4.42 $ 22.82 $ 47,470
Lincoln, NE 1,500 8.62 3.66 $ 34.14 $ 71,000
Trenton, NJ 1,840 7.96 3.38 $ 39.60 $ 82,370
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 810 7.46 3.17 $ 34.69 $ 72,160
Bellingham, WA 580 7.13 3.03 $ 40.16 $ 83,540
Yuma, AZ 400 6.67 2.84 $ 32.32 $ 67,220