Compliance officers

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Total Workforce

283k

Average Age

44.9

Average Salary

$79,170

Average Male Salary

$83,660

Average Female Salary

$75,377

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Compliance officers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Banking & related activities 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 Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ but are relatively concentrated in Seminole County (West) PUMA, FL.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$79,170

AVERAGE SALARY

± $2,681

In 2018, Compliance officers earned an average of $79,170, $25,282 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Other psychologists make somewhat more than Compliance officers while Commercial and industrial designers 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

0.326

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Compliance officers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.326, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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 Banking & related activities, Administration of economic programs & space research, and National security & international affairs.

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Industries by Share

283k

2018 Workforce

± 13,059

1.58%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 6.44%

The number of people employed as Compliance officers has been growing at a rate of 1.58%, from 279,039 people in 2017 to 283,441 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Compliance officers employed by various industries. Banking & related activities employs the largest share of Compliance officers at  9.62%, followed by Administration of economic programs & space research with 8.99% and National security & international affairs with 6.36%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Compliance officers in the US. The average age of male Compliance officers in the workforce is 46.1 and of female Compliance officers is 43.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Compliance officers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

130k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 8,842

154k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 9,618

54.2% 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)

68% of Compliance officers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 10.7% 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

46.1

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.857

43.8

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.738

The median age of Compliance officers is 44.9, and Male employees are generally 2.28 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

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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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 Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Compliance officers need more than the average amount of Systems Analysis, Programming, and Operations Analysis.

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