Compliance Associate Salary

The average Compliance Associate in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $53K per year. Total cash compensation to Compliance Associates approaches anywhere from $31K on the lower end to $93K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $15K from bonuses and upwards of $10K from profit sharing. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geographic location, but the company and years of experience are influential factors as well. Women account for the majority of Compliance Associates who responded to the questionnaire — 62 percent to be exact. For the most part, Compliance Associates enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$35,891 - $83,592
(Median)
$36K
$53K
$84K
MEDIAN: $52,902
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$10.05 - $24.45
(Median)
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$17
$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$35,891 - $83,592  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,205  
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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$30,943 - $92,738  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 284
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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,205  
   
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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$30,943 - $92,738  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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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Many Compliance Associates advance their careers by becoming Compliance Officers, who report a slightly higher median income of $58K.

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Compliance Associates seem to require a number of 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 19 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Data Analysis. Aptitude in Compliance tends to also indicate an understanding of Regulatory Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Compliance Associate

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


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $47K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $60K. On average, Compliance Associates make $55K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $50K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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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 19%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 1%

National Average
$50,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 5%

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
8%
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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