Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
273,910 0.7 % $33.77 $70,250 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.09 $23.64 $31.99 $41.64 $50.61
Annual Wage (2) $37,630 $49,160 $66,540 $86,620 $105,260


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) 55,040 2.72 $37.55 $78,100
State Government (OES Designation) 35,830 1.64 $25.70 $53,450
Local Government (OES Designation) 28,210 0.52 $28.69 $59,680
Management of Companies and Enterprises 16,830 0.73 $36.23 $75,370
Insurance Carriers 8,560 0.73 $33.84 $70,390

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 190 4.18 $57.37 $119,320
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 55,040 2.72 $37.55 $78,100
State Government (OES Designation) 35,830 1.64 $25.70 $53,450
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 330 1.42 $28.84 $59,990
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 3,460 1.22 $39.20 $81,530

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 190 4.18 $57.37 $119,320
Other Financial Investment Activities 3,580 0.78 $47.87 $99,560
Natural Gas Distribution 1,000 0.89 $43.24 $89,940
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 2,690 0.60 $42.27 $87,920
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 230 0.06 $42.12 $87,610


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 34,290 2.15 1.10 $38.14 $79,340
Texas 23,760 2.02 1.04 $35.18 $73,170
New York 21,130 2.32 1.19 $36.98 $76,930
Florida 16,260 1.98 1.01 $29.44 $61,230
Pennsylvania 11,360 1.98 1.01 $32.40 $67,390




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 2,200 7.21 3.69 $31.70 $65,940
District of Columbia 4,520 6.44 3.30 $43.55 $90,590
Nebraska 2,900 3.00 1.54 $31.19 $64,880
North Dakota 1,110 2.61 1.34 $29.54 $61,440
Washington 7,950 2.59 1.33 $39.93 $83,060




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 4,520 6.44 3.30 $43.55 $90,590
Washington 7,950 2.59 1.33 $39.93 $83,060
Massachusetts 7,070 2.04 1.05 $39.92 $83,030
Connecticut 3,750 2.25 1.15 $39.72 $82,610
New Jersey 9,600 2.43 1.24 $38.40 $79,860





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 14,380 2.18 1.12 $40.17 $83,550
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 8,890 3.57 1.83 $41.76 $86,870
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 8,650 2.05 1.05 $36.95 $76,860
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 6,020 2.05 1.05 $38.82 $80,750
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 5,570 1.53 0.78 $36.28 $75,450
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 5,080 1.99 1.02 $29.93 $62,250
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 4,880 2.01 1.03 $37.20 $77,380
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 4,600 2.89 1.48 $45.25 $94,120
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 4,460 2.47 1.27 $42.28 $87,930
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 4,320 3.11 1.60 $37.81 $78,650