International Trade Compliance Officer Salary
International Trade Compliance Officers in the United States pull down an average of $68K annually. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Women International Trade Compliance Officers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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.
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Pay by Experience Level for International Trade Compliance Officer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average inexperienced worker earns $62K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $68K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $70K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $91K.