A compliance clerk works under the supervision of a compliance specialist or manager, processing and distributing compliance documentation to ensure an organization adheres to relevant laws, rules and regulations.
An associate's degree in a discipline related to the employer's industry is preferred, but several years of related experience in a similar role can replace educational requirements.
This occupation requires excellent administrative skills, including computer software and typing, as well as understanding of compliance policies related to a specific industry.
Supporting compliance managers and specialists includes performing administrative duties such as appropriate distribution of compliance information, maintaining compliance documentation, and ensuring required information is current and reported to appropriate agencies as requested.
Almost all industries require adherence to specific compliance laws and regulations, and have a compliance department that supports these efforts. Popular industries include construction, financial, pharmaceutical, medical and consumer goods.
Indeed.com lists a national average salary of $35,000 per year for these occupations as of February 2010.