Compliance Officers (13-1041)

Occupation description:  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).

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 734746 1.61 1012
United States 260,300269,000 3.3870 3,6604,530

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with moderate employment opportunities. Read more.


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 33.7718.0923.64 31.9941.6450.61
Alaska 36.1122.4328.32 35.4542.8149.90
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 36.0322.6327.81 35.3342.5350.36
Fairbanks North Star Borough 35.4123.1428.64 33.1241.1150.67
Southeast Region 36.1525.3529.78 36.3742.3645.91
Balance of State 36.7418.2328.03 39.3144.8552.26

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
53558 10.851.7 40.2
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation103
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation54
UI claimants previously working in occupation36
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 229
Number of job position postings 31
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 7.4

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

 Degree
ABC of Alaska   (Anchorage)
Confined Space Entry

 Degree
Alaska Petroleum Academy   (Kenai)
Confined Space Entry
Confined Space Rescue

 Degree
Alaska Teamster-Employer Service Training Trust   (Anchorage)
Hazardous Material Transportation Specialist
Mining Safety and Health Administration
Transportation Awareness; 49 CFR 172.704

 Degree
Alaska West Training Center   (Fairbanks)
Hazardous Materials Transportation Basic - HMT02
Hazardous Materials Transportation by Air Basic - HMT04
Hazardous Materials Transportation by Air Recurring - HMT05
Hazardous Materials Transportation General Awareness - HMT01
Hazardous Materials Transportation Infectious Substance - HMT10
Hazardous Materials Transportation Recurring - HMT03
Hazardous Materials Transportation Waste - HMT08
Permit Required Confined Space Entry - S01
Permit Required Confined Space Entry and Fire Watch - S01a
Permit Required Confined Space Rescue - S02
Transportation Specialist - ER10

 Degree
Beacon Occupational Health and Safety Services   (Anchorage)
Confined Space Entry (OSHA and NSTC Offered)
Confined Space Rescue (OSHA)
Designated Employer Representative (DER) Training
Respiratory Protection (NSTC and OSHA Offered)

 Degree
Center for Employment Education   (Anchorage)
Hazardous Materials Transportation Specialist
Mining Safety and Health
Transportation Awareness, 49 CFR 172.704

 Degree
Delta Mine Training Center   (Delta Junction)
Health, Safety, and Environmental

 Degree
Environmental Management Inc   (Anchorage)
Confined Space Procedures Certificate
EPA/AHERA Inspector Certificate
EPA/AHERA Management Planner Certificate
EPA/AHERA Management Planner Refresher Certificate
Hazardous Materials Transportation 12 Hours Certificate
Hazardous Materials Transportation 24 Hours Certificate
Hazardous Materials Transportation Refresher (IMDG) Certificate

 Degree
Satori Group Inc   (Anchorage)
AHERA Building Inspector Initial Certificate
AHERA Building Inspector Refresher Certificate
Confined Space Entry Certificate

 Degree
TSS - The Safety Specialists   (Ketchikan)
Designated Employer Representative

 Degree
University of Alaska, Mining and Petroleum Training Service   (Soldotna)
Confined Space Entry
Mine Safety and Health Administration Part 48 Surface New Miner
Mine Safety and Health Administration Part 48 Surface Refresher
Mine Safety and Health Administration Part 48 Underground New Miner
Mine Safety and Health Administration Part 48 Underground Refresher