Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
236,090 0.5 % $32.10 $66,770 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.65 $22.89 $30.93 $39.30 $47.81
Annual Wage (2) $36,720 $47,610 $64,340 $81,740 $99,450


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) 52,790 2.63 $35.69 $74,240
State Government (OES Designation) 33,250 1.52 $25.09 $52,180
Local Government (OES Designation) 27,150 0.50 $26.37 $54,860
Management of Companies and Enterprises 14,110 0.66 $34.08 $70,880
Insurance Carriers 8,020 0.68 $33.29 $69,240

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) 52,790 2.63 $35.69 $74,240
State Government (OES Designation) 33,250 1.52 $25.09 $52,180
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 3,620 1.30 $38.63 $80,350
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 80 1.23 $44.01 $91,550
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 250 1.05 $27.67 $57,550

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing 130 0.37 $44.76 $93,100
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 80 1.23 $44.01 $91,550
Other Financial Investment Activities 2,120 0.53 $43.66 $90,800
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank (8) (8) $42.59 $88,590
Natural Gas Distribution 770 0.71 $42.55 $88,500


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 27,980 1.90 1.07 $36.39 $75,690
Texas 21,720 1.99 1.12 $31.99 $66,540
New York 16,580 1.92 1.08 $34.72 $72,220
Florida 13,310 1.79 1.00 $28.35 $58,970
Pennsylvania 10,140 1.81 1.01 $31.93 $66,410




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 2,180 7.29 4.10 $30.65 $63,750
District of Columbia 3,710 5.58 3.13 $41.17 $85,640
Nebraska 2,590 2.80 1.57 $28.95 $60,210
Delaware 1,090 2.64 1.48 $38.92 $80,960
North Dakota 1,090 2.57 1.44 $27.64 $57,490




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 3,710 5.58 3.13 $41.17 $85,640
Delaware 1,090 2.64 1.48 $38.92 $80,960
Connecticut 3,260 1.99 1.12 $37.47 $77,930
Massachusetts 6,220 1.91 1.07 $37.05 $77,070
New Jersey 9,080 2.38 1.33 $37.01 $76,980





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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 10,070 1.92 1.08 $38.54 $80,160
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 7,420 3.14 1.76 $38.68 $80,450
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 7,080 1.78 1.00 $35.89 $74,650
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 4,740 2.05 1.15 $28.58 $59,450
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 4,670 1.69 0.95 $37.18 $77,330
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,440 1.20 0.67 $36.21 $75,310
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 4,430 2.53 1.42 $38.21 $79,470
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 4,160 1.94 1.09 $32.16 $66,900
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 3,850 2.99 1.68 $35.09 $72,980
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,810 2.07 1.16 $36.48 $75,880