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Compliance Associate Salary

Average Compliance Associates in the United States make around $53K per year. Cash earnings for Compliance Associates — including $15K in bonuses and $10K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $31K to $93K depending on individual performance. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by residence, followed by the company and experience level. The majority of Compliance Associates claim high levels of job satisfaction. Female Compliance Associates are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (63 percent) are women. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance.

$35,566 - $87,052
(Median)
$36K
$53K
$87K
MEDIAN: $52,767
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90%

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$10.05 - $24.45
(Median)
$10
$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
$35,566 - $87,052  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,101  
Profit Sharing
$481.77 - $10,304  
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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$30,664 - $92,902  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 271
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.05 - $24.45  
   
Overtime
$13.95 - $49.19  
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 - $15,101  
   
Profit Sharing
$481.77 - $10,304  
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).
)
$30,664 - $92,902  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 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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A lot of Compliance Associates move on to become Compliance Officers, that group gets paid a slightly higher $58K on average.

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Popular Skills for Compliance Associate


Professional skills reported by Compliance Associates are few in number. Most notably, facility with Internal Audit, Legal Compliance, and Compliance (Financial) are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 29 percent, 27 percent, and 18 percent, respectively. Competency in Legal Compliance frequently indicates knowledge of Regulatory Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Compliance Associate

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


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $47K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $61K. Compliance Associates with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $55K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $48K 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 11%

National Average
$50,000

Late-Career
up arrow 4%


Skills That Affect Compliance Associate Salaries

Internal Audit
up arrow 29%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 27%

Compliance (Financial)
up arrow 18%

Regulatory Compliance
0%

National Average
$50,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 14%
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