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In 2017, the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) conducted a comprehensive survey of compliance professionals in order to create a salary survey. The survey looked at salaries in relation to measures such as size of company (in revenues and employees) as well as compliance budget and ownership structure.

As was the case with the 2015 salary survey, SCCE recognized that there would be an opportunity to reuse the data to create benchmarks for staffing and budget. The association then worked with the research provider to create the following report, which repurposes the salary survey data.

Using this report

On the following pages are a series of data tables that can be used to benchmark compliance program budgets and staffing by several factors. As you review the data, keep in mind that this data should be considered directional in nature. Different companies of the same size will likely have very different histories in terms of compliance issues and risks.

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