Compliance Associate Salary

Compliance Associates in the United States pull down an average of $53K annually. With some bonuses approaching $15K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K, overall incomes of Compliance Associates spread between $31K and $93K depending on individual performance. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is location, though the specific employer and tenure have a (lesser) impact as well. Female Compliance Associates are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (62 percent) are women. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$35,795 - $84,306
(Median)
$36K
$53K
$84K
MEDIAN: $52,645
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$10.05 - $24.45
(Median)
$10
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$35,795 - $84,306  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,242  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $10,213  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,857 - $92,957  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 280
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.05 - $24.45  
   
Overtime
$13.66 - $49.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,242  
   
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $10,213  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,857 - $92,957  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 81
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Job Description for Compliance Associate

A compliance associate ensures that their company’s employees comply with all guidelines, management directives, and human resources policies. They make sure staff members conform to industry practices and professional standards in all activities, with specific practices and standards depending on the company and field. Other tasks completed by the compliance associate include investigating and resolving compliance issues, implementing procedures for monitoring compliance guidelines, maintaining files and databases of all records relating to compliance and risk, and participating in compliance audits. They are also responsible for reviewing agency reports, formulating responses and corrective actions regarding agency reports, and distributing information regarding new and ongoing requirements. Compliance associates generally work full time in an office setting; these professionals may work in a variety of fields.

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Compliance Associate Tasks

  • Conduct monthly and yearly branch/departmental compliance reviews.
  • Research and report on regulatory changes to ensure compliance.
  • Discipline and/or re-train employees in the event of compliance guideline violations.
  • Assist with training new employees on compliance procedures and answer questions regarding policies.

Common Career Paths for Compliance Associate


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Compliance Associates often end up in upper-level roles like Compliance Officer. Compliance Officers bring home $58K annually on average.

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Popular Skills for Compliance Associate


Compliance Associates only report a few specific skills. Most notably, facility with Internal Audit, Legal Compliance, and Compliance (Financial) are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 28 percent, 26 percent, and 18 percent, respectively. Regulatory Compliance is a skill commonly found among those who know Legal Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Compliance Associate

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $47K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $60K. Compliance Associates with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $55K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $50K.

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Experience Affects Compliance Associate Salaries


Experienced
up arrow 10%

Late-Career
0%

National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Compliance Associate Salaries

Internal Audit
up arrow 28%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 26%

Compliance (Financial)
up arrow 18%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 1%

National Average
$50,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 14%
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