Entry-Level Compliance Officer Salary

The average pay for an Entry-Level Compliance Officer is $54,522 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Legal Compliance, Anti-Money Laundering (AML), and Bank Security Act Compliance.

$35,776 - $84,973
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$36K
$55K
$85K
MEDIAN: $54,522
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$12.10 - $25.89
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$35,776 - $84,973  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,182  
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $8,500  
Commission
$1,000  
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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$32,574 - $85,209  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,112
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.10 - $25.89  
   
Overtime
$14.90 - $37.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,182  
   
Commission
$1,000  
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $8,500  
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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$32,574 - $85,209  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 238
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,982

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Compliance Officer Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Compliance Officer in Los Angeles:
"The operational aspects of the job."
Understand the laws and regulations and how to apply them in your work environment.

Compliance Officer in Baltimore:
"Job Security."
More and more regulations are occurring and the scrutiny from the regulators continues to increase. Given these factors, there is a large need for knowledgeable compliance people. Know your craft well and be nimble and flexible in the face of change.

Compliance Officer in San Luis Obispo:
"Bank Compliance And The Explosion Of Regulatory Oversight."
Compliance Officers today exist in a world of conflicting regulations, interpretation of rules, rapidly changing rules, risk assessments, audits and examinations. It's like a non-stop ride on a roller coast - exciting, but leaves you breathless and more than a little scared. But if you flourish in an dysfunctional environment, thus is the life for you. Knowledge is only the beginning. You must also develop skills as a politician, and nurse maid, but keep from becoming a compliance bully. The "you will because I told you to" approach is guaranteed to not only make your job as a compliance officer harder, but can also diminish your effectiveness. The best compliance officers are multi-faceted detail oriented politicians. You have to know your stuff and then be able get all levels of management to listen and accept your recommendations. The hardest aspect is to remember that while you can provide, accurate advice, executive management makes the final risk decisions.

Compliance Officer in San Rafael:
"Communication Skills Are Paramount."
As a Compliance Officer you must know regulations; however, application of the regulations defers dependent on the organization. Therefore, one of the strongest skills needed to be an effective Compliance Officer is influential communication. As a Compliance Officer you must be able to influence change, manage difficult situations and promote a culture of compliance or the topic of compliance becomes a dusty manual no one reads and your position is close to irrelevant (until the auditor arrives).

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Skills That Affect Compliance Officer Salaries

Legal Compliance
up arrow 16%

Anti-Money Laundering (AML)
up arrow 14%

Bank Security Act Compliance
up arrow 10%


HIPAA Compliance
up arrow 5%

Risk Management / Risk Control
up arrow 3%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 2%

National Average
$52,000

Trade Compliance
up arrow 2%

Auditing
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 219 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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