International Trade Compliance Officer Salary

The average International Trade Compliance Officer in the United States earns approximately $64K annually. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 56 percent. Nearly all claim medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision coverage. The majority of International Trade Compliance Officers claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$44,440 - $109,773
MEDIAN: $63,764

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$43,750 - $116,516  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 84
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Job Description for International Trade Compliance Officer

International trade compliance officers oversee the process of a company's importing and exporting of products. They ensure that all trades are done safely and lawfully. Overseeing this process involves excellent problem-solving and communication skills.


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International Trade Compliance Officers who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Import Compliance and Regulatory Compliance are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

Pay by Experience Level for International Trade Compliance Officer

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

For many International Trade Compliance Officers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $58K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $66K. International Trade Compliance Officers see a median salary of $72K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Professionals who boast more than 20 years of experience reap the fruits of their labor to the six-figure tune of $103K — the plum median salary in this group.

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Experience Affects International Trade Compliance Officer Salaries

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Skills That Affect International Trade Compliance Officer Salaries

Import Compliance
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Regulatory Compliance
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.


56 %
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 92%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 3%