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Entry-Level Compliance Officer Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Entry-Level Compliance Officer is $50,833 per year. A skill in Legal Compliance is associated with high pay for this job.
Entry-Level Compliance Officer Salary (?
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$34,723 - $80,234
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $50,833
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Entry-Level Compliance Officer Salary (?
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$11.99 - $29.81
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$34,723 - $80,234  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,000  
Profit Sharing
$697 - $7,603  
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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$31,826 - $81,626  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 725
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.99 - $29.81  
   
Overtime
$14.90 - $34.63  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$697 - $7,603  
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).
)
$31,826 - $81,626  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 165
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Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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Chicago
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Los Angeles
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Salt Lake City
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Philadelphia
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Madison
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National Average
$50,000
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Atlanta
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Compliance Officer Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
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 Entry-Level Compliance Officer Salaries

Legal Compliance
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Compliance (Financial)
up arrow 9%
Risk Management / Risk Control
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Regulatory Compliance
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National Average
$50,000
Auditing
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
62%
female alumni
 
Male
38%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 14%