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Compliance Associate Salary

Compliance Associates in the United States take home approximately $53K per year on average. Final cash compensation to Compliance Associates varies from around $31K to approximately $93K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $15K and $10K, respectively. This group's pay is mainly influenced by residence, followed by the company and years of experience. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Female Compliance Associates are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (63 percent) are women. Job satisfaction for Compliance Associates is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$35,461 - $87,861
(Median)
$35K
$53K
$88K
MEDIAN: $52,767
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$10.04 - $24.53
(Median)
$10
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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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$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$35,461 - $87,861  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,165  
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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$30,555 - $93,177  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 267
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.04 - $24.53  
   
Overtime
$13.92 - $48.59  
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 - $15,165  
   
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).
)
$30,555 - $93,177  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 80

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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


Survey takers who work as Compliance Associates report a focused set of job 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 16 percent, respectively. Those with knowledge of Legal Compliance tend to be skilled in Regulatory Compliance as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Compliance Associate

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


The average beginner in this position makes around $47K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $60K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $55K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $45K.

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Experience Affects Compliance Associate Salaries


Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$50,000


Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Compliance Associate Salaries

Internal Audit
up arrow 28%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 26%

Compliance (Financial)
up arrow 16%

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
8%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 13%
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