$61,581
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The average pay for a Compliance Officer with Compliance (Financial) skills is $61,581 per year.

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Salary $61,581
Bonus $5,000
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$42,535 - $148,994
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 9

Job Description for Compliance Officer

A company's compliance officer generally is in charge of supervising and handling issues related to compliance with laws or regulations, including making sure that the company is up to date with its licensing requirements. Often, they must report their findings to the organization's governing body and recommend any needed changes. This job is particularly essential in heavily regulated industries such as health care and financial services.

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Compliance Officer Tasks

  • Assess product, compliance, or operational risks and develop risk management strategies.
  • Conduct periodic internal reviews or audits to ensure that compliance procedures are followed.
  • Conduct or direct the internal investigation of compliance issues.
  • Oversee and monitor activities for compliance with company, state and federal regulations.

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Pay by Experience Level for Compliance Officer

Pay by Experience for a Compliance Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Compliance Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 255 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Compliance Officer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 187 salaries. An experienced Compliance Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 137 salaries. A Compliance Officer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 54 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

42%

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National Average: $61,242

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Compliance Officer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Compliance Officer?

Compliance Officer in Stamford:
"Its a job you cannot take personnally."
Pros: Constantly busy. Very interesting. Continually learning new things.
Cons: Compliance is perceived as the "Bad Guy" by front office.

Compliance Officer in Chicago:
Share what you know with others training other personnel for on what you do.

Compliance Officer in San Antonio:
"Exciting and interesting role."
Pros: Learn more and more everyday. Feels like you make a difference. Prestigious Role.
Cons: Salary + Raise is minimal.

Compliance Officer in Pretoria:
"SHARE KNOWLEDGE, INVESTIGATE AND REPORT ON COUNCIL COMPLAINT."
BE DEDICATED. MAKE SURE YOU KNOW THE RULES OF THE SCHEME AS WELL AS LEGISLATION REGARDING PRESCRIBED MINIMUM BENEFITS. BE ASSERTIVE. QUALITY CHECKING.

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).

Compliance Officer in Lynchburg:
If learning on the job, demand tools and resources are provided.

Key Stats for Compliance Officer

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
20%

Experience Affects Compliance Officer Salaries

▲34%

Late-Career
▲22%

▲9%

National Average
$61,000

▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 78%
no benefits
None: 11%