Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
246,970 0.5 % $32.69 $68,000 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.77 $23.19 $31.23 $39.99 $48.68
Annual Wage (2) $36,970 $48,230 $64,950 $83,180 $101,260


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) 52,830 2.67 $36.41 $75,730
State Government (OES Designation) 33,600 1.54 $25.35 $52,720
Local Government (OES Designation) 27,220 0.51 $27.11 $56,390
Management of Companies and Enterprises 15,140 0.69 $35.12 $73,040
Depository Credit Intermediation 8,350 0.50 $30.96 $64,400

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) 52,830 2.67 $36.41 $75,730
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 120 1.89 $46.01 $95,700
State Government (OES Designation) 33,600 1.54 $25.35 $52,720
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 3,590 1.32 $39.32 $81,780
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 290 1.24 $28.49 $59,260

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Pipeline Transportation 30 0.45 $46.89 $97,530
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing 150 0.42 $46.52 $96,760
Other Financial Investment Activities 2,520 0.59 $46.23 $96,160
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 120 1.89 $46.01 $95,700
Natural Gas Distribution 770 0.70 $44.39 $92,330


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 28,840 1.91 1.04 $36.78 $76,500
Texas 22,220 1.98 1.08 $33.06 $68,750
New York 17,850 2.03 1.11 $36.40 $75,710
Florida 13,940 1.82 1.00 $28.85 $60,020
Pennsylvania 10,860 1.92 1.05 $32.06 $66,680



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 2,220 7.36 4.03 $31.26 $65,010
District of Columbia 4,210 6.24 3.42 $42.32 $88,030
Nebraska 2,830 3.00 1.64 $29.80 $61,990
South Dakota 1,160 2.82 1.55 $23.46 $48,790
North Dakota 1,200 2.71 1.49 $27.37 $56,930



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 4,210 6.24 3.42 $42.32 $88,030
Connecticut 3,430 2.08 1.14 $38.40 $79,870
Delaware 1,050 2.47 1.35 $37.85 $78,730
Massachusetts 6,650 2.00 1.09 $37.57 $78,140
California 28,840 1.91 1.04 $36.78 $76,500




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 10,770 2.00 1.09 $40.19 $83,590
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 8,230 3.46 1.89 $40.21 $83,640
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 7,720 1.90 1.04 $35.22 $73,260
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 4,990 1.76 0.96 $38.12 $79,280
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 4,760 2.65 1.45 $38.99 $81,100
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,610 1.23 0.67 $36.88 $76,700
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 4,430 1.98 1.08 $33.65 $69,990
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 4,230 1.77 0.97 $29.57 $61,510
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 4,000 2.15 1.17 $37.12 $77,210
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 3,850 2.92 1.60 $36.78 $76,510