International Trade Compliance Officer Salary
A little more than half of International Trade Compliance Officers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $43K to $118K per year, but median earnings come to around $70K annually. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 50 percent. Men make up a slight majority of International Trade Compliance Officers (50 percent) who responded to the survey. For the most part, International Trade Compliance Officers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
|Salary||$55,303 - $120,175|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $12,500|
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|$43,318 - $117,696|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $12,500|
|Total Pay (||$43,318 - $117,696|
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.Read More...
International trade compliance officers must oversee everything that gets imported and exported every day for a certain company or many companies. This involves creating and implementing procedures that comply with U.S. and international laws. When processing transactions, they must ask themselves tough questions. They have to find out if the U.S. allowed to do business with the company or nation. They need to know if goods being exported will be used for illegal purposes and if said company has a license to export these particular goods. Such questions are able to be answered due to vigorous training and education.
There are a number of licences that must be acquired, depending on the goods that are being traded. Such licences include the customs broker’s license, technical data/marketing license, and permanent export license. In addition to specific licenses, most international trade compliance officers need a bachelor's degree in business or a related field. Around 8-10 years of experience with international goods is also a common requirement. Strong computer skills and knowledge of programs such as Microsoft Office are extremely important for record-keeping purposes. Every trade that is processed needs to be accounted for.
Pay by Experience Level for International Trade Compliance Officer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $62K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $70K on average. International Trade Compliance Officers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $69K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $91K.
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