Average Compliance Specialist Salary

$56,028
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,896
Bonus
$250
Commission
$1,925
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Compliance Specialist is $56,028.
10%
$39k
MEDIAN
$56k
90%
$82k
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Salary
$39k - $82k
Bonus
$304 - $10k
Profit Sharing
$3 - $7k
Commission
$0 - $250
Total Pay
$35k - $81k

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Job Description for Compliance Specialist

Compliance Specialist Tasks
  • Research, develop and recommend strategic advice to ensure companies align with all applicable laws and regulations.
  • Responsible for the coordination and completion of all government, regulatory, and compliance documents for all business units in an organization.
  • Ensure relevant documents are in compliance with established guidelines and standards.

Job Satisfaction for Compliance Specialist

3.8 out of 5
(744)
Highly Satisfied
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The top respondents for the job title Compliance Specialist are from the companies Medline Industries, Inc., Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) and Cigna Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Bank of America Corporation where the average pay is $74,276. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) and Cigna Corporation, earning around $72,826 and $63,984, respectively. AmerisourceBergen Corp. pays the lowest at around $40,500. J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) and Medline Industries, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $50,868 and $51,727, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Compliance Specialist

Skills in Regulatory Compliance, Legal Compliance and Oral / Verbal Communication are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel and Auditing.

Pay by Experience Level for Compliance Specialist

An entry-level Compliance Specialist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $46,582 based on 174 salaries. An early career Compliance Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,506 based on 1,812 salaries. A mid-career Compliance Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $59,943 based on 884 salaries. An experienced Compliance Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $63,911 based on 699 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $64,409.
Employees with Compliance Specialist in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 18.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (16.3% more) and Chicago, Illinois (7.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (3.6% less), Houston, Texas (3.1% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (2.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 3,848 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.5%
Early Career
47.1%
Mid Career
23.0%
Experienced
18.2%
Late Career
7.3%