Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
287,130 0.7 % $34.39 $71,540 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.35 $24.18 $32.63 $42.89 $51.45
Annual Wage (2) $38,170 $50,290 $67,870 $89,210 $107,010


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) 56,390 2.78 $38.88 $80,870
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 36,860 1.69 $26.32 $54,740
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 28,260 0.52 $29.18 $60,700
Management of Companies and Enterprises 17,040 0.73 $36.64 $76,200
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 And 5223 only) 9,530 0.48 $33.79 $70,290

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) 56,390 2.78 $38.88 $80,870
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 80 1.89 $27.20 $56,580
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 36,860 1.69 $26.32 $54,740
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 3,910 1.36 $40.29 $83,810
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 290 1.26 $32.38 $67,350

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 1,030 0.92 $43.87 $91,250
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 160 0.55 $43.30 $90,070
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 6,870 0.75 $43.27 $90,000
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 780 0.16 $42.86 $89,140
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 180 0.11 $42.78 $88,990


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 35,790 2.14 1.06 $39.35 $81,840
Texas 25,260 2.12 1.05 $36.02 $74,920
New York 21,490 2.33 1.16 $36.50 $75,920
Florida 17,580 2.09 1.04 $29.95 $62,300
Pennsylvania 11,650 2.02 1.00 $33.35 $69,370




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 2,130 6.99 3.47 $32.63 $67,860
District of Columbia 4,580 6.47 3.21 $43.33 $90,130
Nebraska 3,010 3.10 1.54 $31.41 $65,330
Maryland 7,510 2.82 1.40 $36.54 $76,000
Washington 8,690 2.73 1.35 $40.77 $84,800




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 4,580 6.47 3.21 $43.33 $90,130
Washington 8,690 2.73 1.35 $40.77 $84,800
Massachusetts 7,300 2.07 1.03 $40.10 $83,420
Connecticut 3,730 2.26 1.12 $39.69 $82,560
California 35,790 2.14 1.06 $39.35 $81,840



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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 14,920 2.23 1.11 $39.38 $81,910
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 8,920 3.54 1.76 $42.17 $87,710
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 8,910 2.01 1.00 $39.16 $81,450
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 6,350 2.17 1.08 $40.20 $83,610
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 6,040 1.65 0.82 $35.71 $74,270
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 5,550 2.12 1.05 $30.40 $63,220
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 5,140 2.06 1.02 $37.39 $77,760
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 5,130 3.11 1.54 $45.57 $94,790
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 5,020 2.54 1.26 $30.55 $63,530
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 4,690 2.55 1.27 $42.64 $88,680


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Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Brunswick, GA 520 12.55 6.23 $42.31 $87,990
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 1,480 11.96 5.94 $33.88 $70,480
Laredo, TX 1,010 10.34 5.14 $33.55 $69,790
El Centro, CA 610 10.09 5.01 $36.92 $76,800
Tallahassee, FL 1,600 9.46 4.70 $20.03 $41,650
Trenton, NJ 1,740 7.59 3.77 $39.21 $81,560
Lincoln, NE 1,270 7.24 3.59 $31.45 $65,420
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 740 6.77 3.36 $31.66 $65,840
Portsmouth, NH-ME 620 6.70 3.33 $35.07 $72,940
Bellingham, WA 540 6.25 3.10 $37.59 $78,190