Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2004

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
Metropolitan area 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)
158,890 1.0 % $25.28 $52,580 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.44 $18.05 $23.33 $31.09 $39.53
Annual Wage (2) $30,040 $37,540 $48,530 $64,680 $82,230

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
State government (OES designation) 33,100 $21.97 $45,710
Federal government (OES designation) 27,790 $26.24 $54,580
Local government (OES designation) 22,540 $21.80 $45,350
Insurance carriers 6,930 $26.08 $54,250
Depository credit intermediation 5,760 $25.96 $54,000

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Computer and peripheral equipment mfg. 170 $38.54 $80,150
Support activities for water transportation (7) $35.47 $73,770
Chemical merchant wholesalers 50 $34.58 $71,930
Securities and commodity contracts brokerage 2,730 $34.12 $70,980
Pipeline transportation of crude oil 40 $34.01 $70,730

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
Vermont 1,140 $23.69 $49,270 0.385%
District of Columbia 2,010 $32.68 $67,970 0.330%
Montana 940 $20.55 $42,750 0.230%
Alaska 680 $24.82 $51,620 0.230%
New Jersey 8,180 $26.37 $54,850 0.210%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Connecticut 2,700 $32.88 $68,380 0.165%
District of Columbia 2,010 $32.68 $67,970 0.330%
Massachusetts 4,600 $29.57 $61,520 0.147%
New York 11,830 $28.99 $60,310 0.143%
Washington 4,110 $28.88 $60,070 0.157%

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
Burlington, VT MSA 810 $22.82 $47,460 0.748%
Tallahassee, FL MSA 1,120 $15.78 $32,820 0.715%
Trenton, NJ PMSA 1,390 $26.25 $54,610 0.630%
Kankakee, IL PMSA 210 $34.59 $71,940 0.471%
Lincoln, NE MSA 620 $22.55 $46,900 0.406%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 280 $50.70 $105,460 0.141%
Kankakee, IL PMSA 210 $34.59 $71,940 0.471%
Chico-Paradise, CA MSA (7) $33.89 $70,480 (7)
San Luis Obispo-Atascadero-Paso Robles, CA MSA (7) $33.38 $69,430 (7)
San Francisco, CA PMSA 2,020 $32.75 $68,120 0.212%

About November 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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.

(7) Estimate not released.

All Business and Financial Operations Occupations

November 2004 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2004 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2004 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2004 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: November 9, 2005

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