Compliance officers

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2019 Workforce
292k
Average Age
44.7
Estimated Job Growth
4.62%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$80,067
Average Male Salary
$83,871
Average Female Salary
$76,673

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Compliance officers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Administration of economic programs & space research is the industry that employs the most Compliance officers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Compliance officers, by average wage, is Oil & gas extraction. Compliance officers are paid most in Chelsea, Clinton & Midtown Business District PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Socorro & Horizon Cities PUMA, TX.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$80,067
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,033

In 2019, Compliance officers earned an average of $80,067, $24,543 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Emergency management directors make somewhat more than Compliance officers while Market research analysts & marketing specialists make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Compliance officers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.34
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Compliance officers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.34, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Compliance officers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Compliance officers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Compliance officers, by number of employees, are Administration of economic programs & space research, National security & international affairs, and Banking & related activities.

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Industries by Share

292k
2019 Workforce
± 13,263
3.15%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 6.27%

The number of people employed as Compliance officers has been growing at a rate of 3.15%, from 283,441 people in 2018 to 292,381 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Compliance officers employed by various industries. Administration of economic programs & space research employs the largest share of Compliance officers at  10%, followed by National security & international affairs with 8.86% and Banking & related activities with 8.79%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Compliance officers in the US. The average age of male Compliance officers in the workforce is 44.4 and of female Compliance officers is 44.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Compliance officers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

138k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 9,111
155k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 9,646

52.9% of Compliance officers are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Compliance officers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Compliance officers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

64.6% of Compliance officers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 12.5% of Compliance officers, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Compliance officers.

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Age by Gender

44.4
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.865
44.9
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.736

The median age of Compliance officers is 44.7, and Male employees are generally 0.522 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Compliance officers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Compliance officers is Business but a relatively high number of Compliance officers hold a major in Natural Resources & Conservation.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Compliance officers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Compliance officers need many skills, but most especially Active Listening and Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Compliance officers need more than the average amount of Social Perceptiveness, Writing, and Speaking.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Compliance Officers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Compliance Officers are expected to see a growth of 4.62% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

4.62%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Compliance Officers. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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