Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

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)
154,600 0.8 % $24.23 $50,390 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.77 $17.24 $22.49 $29.16 $37.48
Annual Wage (2) $28,640 $35,850 $46,780 $60,660 $77,960

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) 42,930 $23.42 $48,720 1 91
State government (OES designation) 32,980 $21.60 $44,930 2 107
Local government (OES designation) 21,810 $21.12 $43,930 3 112
Insurance carriers 5,590 $26.20 $54,500 4 68
Depository credit intermediation 4,410 $24.93 $51,860 5 78

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Pulp, paper, and paperboard mills 40 $37.64 $78,280 107 1
Support activities for air transportation 70 $36.10 $75,090 80 2
Petroleum and coal products manufacturing 370 $35.68 $74,220 31 3
Securities and commodity contracts brokerage 2,300 $35.40 $73,630 8 4
Basic chemical manufacturing 240 $34.90 $72,580 41 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 1,280 $20.70 $43,060 0.441% 158
District of Columbia 2,380 $29.99 $62,370 0.400% 104
Montana 1,000 $18.38 $38,220 0.253% 189
Alaska 710 $25.04 $52,080 0.243% 148
Hawaii 1,010 $23.85 $49,620 0.183% 135

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Connecticut 2,250 $33.86 $70,420 0.137% 85
District of Columbia 2,380 $29.99 $62,370 0.400% 104
Rhode Island 500 $28.75 $59,800 0.105% 95
Massachusetts 4,070 $27.65 $57,510 0.128% 153
New York 12,860 $27.32 $56,820 0.156% 181

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
Laredo, TX MSA 570 $21.43 $44,570 0.762%
Burlington, VT MSA 780 $20.25 $42,120 0.743%
Tallahassee, FL MSA 1,160 $16.92 $35,190 0.739%
Bellingham, WA MSA 380 $19.61 $40,800 0.557%
Olympia, WA PMSA 420 $24.85 $51,680 0.496%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 250 $50.44 $104,920 0.125%
Racine, WI PMSA 70 $41.24 $85,780 0.092%
Chico-Paradise, CA MSA (6) $34.56 $71,890 (6)
San Luis Obispo-Atascadero-Paso Robles, CA MSA (6) $32.67 $67,960 (6)
Oakland, CA PMSA 950 $32.06 $66,690 0.093%

About May 2003 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) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include 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: May 7, 2004

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