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Compliance Officer / Analyst

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Monitors internal compliance with company policies and also company compliance with local, state and federal laws. Reviews company documents, including contracts and marketing materials; communicates with employees and develops training and internal policy materials.

Job Outlook

There were 1242 Compliance Officer / Analyst job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 36001 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Compliance Officer / Analyst industry, which includes the Compliance Officer / Analyst career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2004:

Salary

Many new Compliance Officer / Analyst jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $66,762.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $71,551.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Compliance Officer / Analyst postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $51,298.

Education and Experience

Posted Compliance Officer / Analyst jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree10%
Bachelor's Degree72%
Master's Degree17%
Doctoral Degree1%
Other0%

Posted Compliance Officer / Analyst jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years32%
3 to 5 years51%
6 to 8 years12%
9+ years5%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Compliance Officer / Analyst positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication Skills (50%)
  • Microsoft Excel (35%)
  • Detail-Oriented (32%)
  • Microsoft Office (31%)
  • Research (28%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Legal Compliance (19%)
  • Risk Management (14%)
  • Internal Auditing (12%)
  • Risk Assessment (9%)
  • Compliance Management (9%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Project Management (14%)
  • Customer Service (11%)
  • Business Process (10%)
  • Quality Assurance and Control (8%)
  • Compliance Training (7%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) (7%)
  • Financial Services Industry Experience (6%)
  • Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Requirements (5%)
  • Due Diligence (5%)
  • Compliance Auditing (5%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed along with the marginal value: the average salary difference between postings that request that skill and those that do not.

  • Market Risk (4%) – marginal value $4,328

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Compliance Officer / Analyst skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Compliance Specialist
  • Compliance Analyst
  • Compliance Officer
  • Compliance Coordinator
  • Compliance Associate

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Compliance Officer / Analyst jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Wells Fargo (1573)
  • Anthem Blue Cross (1090)
  • Citi (708)
  • USAA (300)
  • Grifols (263)

North Carolina

  • Wells Fargo (202)
  • State North Carolina (31)
  • Grifols (18)
  • Tiaa (18)
  • Anthem Blue Cross (17)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

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