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Compliance Associate Salary

Compliance Associates in the United States can expect wages of $53K annually on average. Total cash compensation for Compliance Associates runs from $31K to $93K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $15K and profit sharing that can reach almost $18K. While the specific employer and tenure impact pay for this group, geographic location is the most influential factor. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Compliance Associates survey participants are largely women, dominating at 64 percent.

$35,566 - $87,052
(Median)
$36K
$53K
$87K
MEDIAN: $52,781
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$10.17 - $24.83
(Median)
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$17
$25
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$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$35,566 - $87,052  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,205  
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $17,500  
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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$30,986 - $93,177  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 261
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.17 - $24.83  
   
Overtime
$13.88 - $48.69  
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
$250.00 - $17,500  
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).
)
$30,986 - $93,177  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 76

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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 move into Compliance Officer roles, in which average pay is a slightly higher $58K per year.

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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 28 percent, 27 percent, and 15 percent, respectively. Employees educated in Legal Compliance are typically practiced in Regulatory Compliance, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Compliance Associate

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


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $48K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $60K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Compliance Associates make a median salary of $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
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National Average
$50,000


Late-Career
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Skills That Affect Compliance Associate Salaries

Internal Audit
up arrow 28%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 27%

Compliance (Financial)
up arrow 15%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 1%

National Average
$50,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 13%