Training Requirements for Compliance Officers

Compliance officers need a bachelor's degree and moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Compliance officers
Percent
Less than High School 1.1
High School 8.2
Some College 19.1
Associates Degree 8.1
Bachelors Degree 38.6
Masters Degree 17.8
Doctorate or Professional Degree 7.1

Employment Outlook for Compliance Officers

This represents about 260,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 8,000 more compliance officers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 45,000 more.

Typical Income for Compliance Officers

Hourly Income

On average,compliance officers make $33.77 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Compliance officers $18.09 $23.64 $31.99 $41.64 $50.61
Business and financial operations occupations $17.74 $23.78 $31.99 $43.47 $58.13
Business operations specialists $17.35 $23.27 $31.37 $42.23 $55.19
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, compliance officers make $70,250 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Compliance officers $37,630 $49,160 $66,540 $86,620 $105,260
Business and financial operations occupations $36,910 $49,460 $66,530 $90,410 $120,910
Business operations specialists $36,100 $48,400 $65,260 $87,840 $114,790
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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