2022 Trade Compliance Salary Survey Results

From The Desk of Garrett Stephenson, President of Gateway Recruiting

We had a great turnout this year with over 1000+ participants across the globe! A big THANK YOU to everyone who participated, we couldn’t have done it without you!

Another interesting year and here we are at the crossroads of continued challenges in the world of employment. Over the past 18+ months, challenges in Trade Compliance hiring stem from a decreased inventory of qualified candidates post-pandemic. The trade compliance vertical faces ongoing shortages and rising compensation. Geopolitical pressures, retirements, and global economic uncertainties compound these challenges. Trade compliance professionals remain in high demand, prompting global expansion for compliance groups across the EU, APAC, and LATAM by large multinational companies.

Due to this demand over the past year, we have seen an increase not just in salary/base compensation, but an increase in perks (Hybrid/Flexible Work Schedule, Sign-on Bonuses, Equity; etc). While remote work remains an option for some clients, most now require professionals back in the office more frequently or a few days a week

On another note, I want to thank everyone in Trade Compliance for supporting our survey and Gateway Recruiting. Our Trade Compliance Salary Survey has set the industry standard for over 10 years, and we’re pleased to provide this data. If you ever struggle to hire for your organization, please reach out to me or one of my team members at Gateway Recruiting. We are always up to the challenge!

Cheers to another year and again, thank you for continuing to support Gateway Recruiting!

If you ever need help in hiring Trade Professionals (Full-time or Contract), please let us know!

Thank you,

Garrett Stephenson

President, Gateway Recruiting


As always, we appreciate feedback on this report and suggestions for the next year. Here at Gateway Recruiting we always love the support we get from the Trade Compliance industry! It is your support that has made us the choice and leader in trade compliance recruiting.

If you need to hire someone full-time or contract this year, email us: Info@GatewayRecruiting.com

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