Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation

Examine, evaluate, and investigate eligibility for or conformity with laws and regulations governing contract compliance of licenses and permits, and other compliance and enforcement inspection activities not classified elsewhere. Exclude "Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents" (13-2081) and "Financial Examiners" (13-2061).

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
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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)
146,670 0.8 % $23.29 $48,450 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.19 $16.62 $21.54 $27.98 $35.84
Annual Wage (2) $27,440 $34,570 $44,800 $58,190 $74,550

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Federal government (OES designation) 41,550 $22.68 $47,180 1 92
State government (OES designation) 32,980 $20.86 $43,400 2 107
Local government (OES designation) 20,450 $19.68 $40,930 3 114
Insurance carriers 5,010 $25.22 $52,450 4 67
Depository credit intermediation 4,160 $23.35 $48,570 5 88

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Support activities for air transportation 50 $38.96 $81,040 97 1
Other chemical product and preparation mfg. 110 $36.27 $75,450 64 2
Petroleum and coal products manufacturing 360 $35.44 $73,720 31 3
Insurance and employee benefit funds 70 $35.24 $73,300 82 4
Wired telecommunications carriers 540 $34.98 $72,750 24 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Vermont 1,230 $19.95 $41,510 0.419% 163
District of Columbia 2,370 $28.99 $60,310 0.398% 103
Alaska 690 $24.77 $51,520 0.241% 129
Montana 920 $17.63 $36,660 0.235% 187
Hawaii 1,020 $23.10 $48,060 0.185% 145

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Connecticut 2,020 $32.63 $67,880 0.123% 79
District of Columbia 2,370 $28.99 $60,310 0.398% 103
Massachusetts 3,880 $26.25 $54,610 0.121% 154
California 19,760 $25.96 $53,990 0.137% 201
New York 11,820 $25.64 $53,330 0.143% 189

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Tallahassee, FL MSA 1,150 $16.34 $33,990 0.738%
Laredo, TX MSA 520 $21.48 $44,670 0.726%
Bellingham, WA MSA 340 $19.98 $41,560 0.509%
Olympia, WA PMSA 420 $23.86 $49,620 0.493%
Brownsville-Harlingen-San Benito, TX MSA 490 $20.33 $42,280 0.433%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Racine, WI PMSA 90 $38.51 $80,100 0.118%
Brazoria, TX PMSA 90 $35.35 $73,530 0.119%
Chico-Paradise, CA MSA (6) $33.11 $68,860 (6)
San Luis Obispo-Atascadero-Paso Robles, CA MSA (6) $31.06 $64,600 (6)
San Francisco, CA PMSA 2,020 $30.41 $63,250 0.203%

About 2002 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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