What does a Compliance Auditor do?

Compliance auditors are responsible for ensuring facilities or businesses are adhering to specific laws, industry regulations, or other mandated policies. They may perform forensic audits to review financial records and accounting history, evaluate contracts to determine if terms are being met, or conduct inspections to verify the facility is meeting established standards. They also perform investigations and may respond to reports of potential violations. They frequently educate business owners or employees about relevant regulations and assist with developing a formal plan for rectifying any issues.

Compliance auditors generally have a bachelor’s degree in a business field or an area that provides them with expertise in a specific industry. Auditors frequently have a background in accounting or legal roles. These positions require meticulous attention to detail and strong research capabilities.

Work/Life Balance
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

Compliance Auditor Salaries

Average Base Pay

$67,840 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $68K
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Compliance Auditor Career Path

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Lesanto Laboratories
Regulatory Assistant
Nov 15, 2020

“No work and life balance”

Virginia MasonVirginia Mason
Coding Auditor
Jun 1, 2021

“I never intended to stay this long but I was always given the opportunity to advance in my career.”

Novitas SolutionsNovitas Solutions
Compliance Auditor
Jun 2, 2021

“work from home is nice.”

Senior Coding Auditor
Dec 28, 2020

“Great work life balance.”

Compliance Auditor
Dec 14, 2020

“Contract Position was well paid.”

Compliance Auditor
Jan 8, 2020

“There were a few nice people to work with.”

Northwest AdministratorsNorthwest Administrators
Payroll Compliance Auditor
Jun 3, 2021

“Pay isn’t great but good place to start your career”

ERN Enterprises
Claims Compliance Auditor
Mar 10, 2021

“Collaborative team projects,”

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