Compliance officers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
288k
Average Age
44.8
Estimated Job Growth
4.62%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$82,383
Average Male Salary
$87,947
Average Female Salary
$77,324

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 Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals. Compliance officers are paid most in Westchester County (Southeast) PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Tomball City & The Woodlands (Southwest) PUMA, TX.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$82,383
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,981

In 2020, Compliance officers earned an average of $82,383, $26,429 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Advertising sales agents make somewhat more than Compliance officers while Radiation therapists 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

0.342
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Compliance officers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.342, 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

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Compliance officers.

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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

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Industries by Share

288k
2020 Workforce
± 13,156
8.12%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 6.1%

The number of people employed as Compliance officers has been growing at a rate of 8.12%, from 266,113 people in 2019 to 287,710 people in 2020.

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  9.68%, followed by Banking & related activities with 8.73% and National security & international affairs with 7.11%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Compliance officers in the US. The average age of male Compliance officers in the workforce is 45.6 and of female Compliance officers is 44.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Compliance officers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

137k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 9,084
151k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 9,525

52.4% of Compliance officers are Female, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex 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)

66.4% of Compliance officers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 11.5% 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 Sex

45.6
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.836
44.1
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.745

The median age of Compliance officers is 44.8, and Male employees are generally 1.48 years older 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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