2024 Trade Compliance Salary Survey Results

From the Desk of Garrett Stephenson, President of Gateway Recruiting


I’m excited to unveil the latest insights from our 2024 Trade Compliance Salary Survey! As we
navigate another year of employment dynamics amidst global economic uncertainties, one thing
remains clear: the demand for skilled Trade Compliance professionals remains unwavering.
Despite the fluctuating economic terrain, the scarcity of talent in this field has persisted
consistently over the past decade.

The importance of Trade Compliance professionals extends far beyond national borders.
Multinational corporations are increasingly expanding their compliance teams across regions
like the EU, APAC, and LATAM. This year, we observed relatively stagnant compensation in the
US, largely attributed to market uncertainties. However, we’ve also witnessed a surge in
demand for Export Control professionals, driven by the current global geopolitical climate.

On the employment front, while hybrid schedules continue to be popular, remote roles have
experienced a decline, with only a fraction of US openings offering fully remote work.
Nonetheless, the demand for Trade Compliance contractors remains strong, as companies rely
on them for project-based assignments or to navigate hiring freezes. At Gateway Recruiting, we
take pride in maintaining the largest database of available contractors, ready to assist our
clients in securing top-notch talent promptly.

I extend my heartfelt gratitude to all who have contributed to this survey and supported
Gateway Recruiting over the years. Your ongoing participation has cemented this survey as an
industry standard for over 15 years, and we remain dedicated to providing invaluable data to the
Trade Compliance community. Should you encounter challenges in hiring for your organization—
whether for full-time positions or contract roles—please feel free to reach out to me or any of
our dedicated team members. We’re always prepared to help grow your team or replace team
members who have left.

Here’s to another year of growth and collaboration, and once again, thank you for your
unwavering support of Gateway Recruiting!

Warm regards,

Garrett Stephenson


Gateway Recruiting, Inc.


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We greatly value your feedback on this report and welcome any suggestions for the next year. At Gateway Recruiting, we are incredibly grateful for the continuous support we receive from the Trade Compliance industry. It is this unwavering support that has established us as the preferred and leading choice in Trade Compliance Recruiting.

Whether you are seeking to hire a full-time employee or a contractor this year, we encourage you to reach out to us via email at Info@GatewayRecruiting.com. We are here to assist you every step of the way!

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