Responses to a survey from BarkerGilmore published Tuesday show that compliance function employees with a Juris Doctor have a higher median total compensation than those who do not have the degree.

The higher total compensation for compliance professionals with a law degree spreads from the chief compliance officer and managing compliance officer, to those in the compliance function with no direct reports. The survey garnered responses from compliance professionals from public and private companies with 2018 revenues of less than $5 million to those with more than $5 billion.