Compliance Associate Salary

Median pay for Compliance Associates in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $55K per year. In the world of Compliance Associates, total cash compensation can vary between $32K and $92K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $15K and $9K, respectively. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geography, though the company and experience level have a (lesser) impact as well. Most Compliance Associates report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. There are more female Compliance Associates who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 62 percent.

$37,430 - $87,980
$37K
$55K
$88K
MEDIAN: $55,396
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50%
90%

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$11.82 - $25.59
$12
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $16.63
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$37,430 - $87,980  
   
Bonus
$497.04 - $15,181  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $8,564  
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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$31,741 - $92,194  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 244
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.82 - $25.59  
   
Overtime
$17.25 - $43.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$497.04 - $15,181  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $8,564  
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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$31,741 - $92,194  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 89

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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

  • 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.
  • Conduct monthly and yearly branch/departmental compliance reviews.
  • Research and report on regulatory changes to ensure compliance.

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 $60K annually on average.

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Popular Skills for Compliance Associate


Survey results imply that Compliance Associates put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, facility with Internal Audit, Anti-Money Laundering (AML), and Legal Compliance are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent, 17 percent, and 15 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Auditing and Data Analysis. The majority of those who know Compliance also know Anti-Money Laundering (AML).

Pay by Experience Level for Compliance Associate

Pay by Experience for a Compliance Associate has a positive trend. An entry-level Compliance Associate with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 262 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Compliance Associate with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 74 salaries. An experienced Compliance Associate which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 29 salaries. A Compliance Associate with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 11 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,065

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Compliance Associates, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Compliance Associates will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+38 percent), Boston (+37 percent), Dallas (+32 percent), and Jacksonville (+27 percent). Compliance Associates in Washington make 25 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Pittsburgh (23 percent lower) and Indianapolis (17 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Compliance Associate

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Compliance Associate Salaries

Late-Career
▲39%

▲31%

▲26%

National Average
$52,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Compliance Associate Salaries

Internal Audit
▲23%






National Average
$52,000

Data Analysis
▼8%

Auditing
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 10%