Hallmarks of High-Impact Compliance Programs and Compensation Trends for Compliance Officers Who Implement Them

Ethics and compliance programs that are values-based, receive high-level support, reward ethical behavior, penalize misconduct and manage risk proactively are able to better influence business decisions, according to a recent LRN study. Executive search consulting firm BarkerGilmore’s dovetailed those findings in its study of compliance officer compensation, which found modest year-over-year increases in total compensation as responsibilities mounted. The study also found a persistent significant pay gap between male and female compliance professionals and that compliance professionals with law degrees earn significantly more than those without one. See “IAPP-EY Annual Report Finds GDPR Compliance Strides and DPO Explosion” (Oct. 31, 2018).

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