Compliance Associate Salary

Compliance Associates in the United States take home approximately $53K per year on average. Total cash compensation for Compliance Associates runs from $31K to $92K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $15K and profit sharing that can reach almost $10K. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by location, followed by the company and years of experience. The majority of Compliance Associates claim high levels of job satisfaction. More than half of Compliance Associates (62 percent) survey participants are women. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part.

$35,790 - $83,068

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$10.06 - $24.38

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$35,790 - $83,068  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,170  
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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$31,064 - $92,465  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 288
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.06 - $24.38  
   
Overtime
$13.63 - $49.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,170  
   
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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$31,064 - $92,465  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 82
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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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Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. 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 17 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Data Analysis. It is not unusual for someone who knows Compliance to be familiar with Regulatory Compliance as well.

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 $61K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $55K in this role. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $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 17%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 1%

National Average
$50,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 14%
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