Average Compliance Associate Salary

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The average salary for a Compliance Associate is $59,313.
MEDIAN $59,313
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$39k - $91k
$513 - $15k
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$100 - $7k
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$33k - $93k

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Job Description for Compliance Associate

Compliance Associate Tasks
  • Discipline and/or re-train employees in the event of compliance guideline violations.
  • Assist with training new employees on compliance procedures and answer questions regarding policies.
  • Conduct monthly and yearly branch/departmental compliance reviews.
  • Research and report on regulatory changes to ensure compliance.
The top respondents for the job title Compliance Associate are from the companies J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. and EY (Ernst & Young). Reported salaries are highest at The Blackstone Group where the average pay is $98,990. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., earning around $76,000. EY (Ernst & Young) pays the lowest at around $40,000. Deutsche Bank also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $62,857.

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Popular Skills for Compliance Associate

Skills in Regulatory Compliance, Financial Compliance, Legal Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Compliance Associate

An entry-level Compliance Associate with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $49,628 based on 197 salaries. An early career Compliance Associate with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57,385 based on 422 salaries. A mid-career Compliance Associate with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $69,301 based on 132 salaries. An experienced Compliance Associate with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $68,446 based on 51 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $58,958.
Employees with Compliance Associate in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 24.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Dallas, Texas (18.7% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (11.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Diamond Bar, California (53.5% less), Austin, Texas (18.9% less) and Chicago, Illinois (4.4% less).

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