How much does a Top Ethics Officer make in the United States? The average Top Ethics Officer salary in the United States is $277,959 as of November 27, 2023, but the range typically falls between $237,242 and $325,579. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Top Ethics Officer Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Top Ethics Officer Salary $200,171 US November 27, 2023
25th Percentile Top Ethics Officer Salary $237,242 US November 27, 2023
50th Percentile Top Ethics Officer Salary $277,959 US November 27, 2023
75th Percentile Top Ethics Officer Salary $325,579 US November 27, 2023
90th Percentile Top Ethics Officer Salary $368,934 US November 27, 2023
25% $237,242 10% $200,171 90% $368,934 75% $325,579 $277,959 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Job Description for Top Ethics Officer

Top Ethics Officer leads the overall development, direction, and promotion of the organization's global ethics and compliance function. Designs and develops programs to assess and manage legal and regulatory compliance risks and to establish high ethical standards of conduct for the organization. Being a Top Ethics Officer ensures that policies reflect domestic and international legal requirements and industry-specific codes governing ethical standards and comply with transparency reporting requirements. Communicates the organization's ethical standards with messaging and delivers employee training programs that raise awareness about ethics-related topics such as Anti-Bribery, Anti-Corruption, Antitrust, Conflicts of Interest, and others. Additionally, Top Ethics Officer monitors compliance with policies and investigates and remediates any non-compliant actions. Responsible for maintaining confidential reporting systems allowing employees, customers, contractors, and other stakeholders to disclose violations of the organization's ethical standards, violations of law, or policies without fear of retaliation. Requires a bachelor's degree in area of specialty. May require the Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP)certification. Typically reports to top management. The Top Ethics Officer manages a departmental function within a broader corporate function. Develops major goals to support broad functional objectives. Approves policies developed within various sub-functions and departments. To be a Top Ethics Officer typically requires 8+ years of managerial experience. Comprehensive knowledge of the overall departmental function. (Copyright 2023 View full job description

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