Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) Officer Salary

Average Bank Secrecy Act Officers in the United States make around $54K annually. Total cash compensation to Bank Secrecy Act Officers bottoms out near $34K and approaches $87K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $10K from bonuses and almost $19K from profit sharing. For the most part, Bank Secrecy Act Officers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Bank Secrecy Act Officers make up most of the survey respondents at 74 percent. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,336 - $85,366
(Median)
$34K
$54K
$85K
MEDIAN: $53,941
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$13.92 - $22.67
(Median)
$14
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$34,336 - $85,366  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,682  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $18,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$33,705 - $87,181  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 255
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.92 - $22.67  
   
Overtime
$22.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,682  
   
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $18,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$33,705 - $87,181  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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Job Description for Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) Officer

A bank secrecy act (BSA) officer works for a bank and makes sure that operations at a bank comply with the bank secrecy act. On a daily basis, the BSA officer will watch over cash transactions and make sure nothing is out of the ordinary. The officer will work to eliminate money laundering attempts. Some of the monitoring in the job is done manually, while other aspects are done with an automated system.

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Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) Officer Tasks

  • Advise management and bank personnel of emerging compliance issues and establish internal controls to management to mitigate risks.
  • Perform quality control reviews and monitor operations in relation to the BSA, US Patriot Act, customer identification, due diligence, money laundering, and other acts.
  • Develop, implement and administer the Bank Secrecy Act compliance program.
  • Lead, train and supervise the department staff.

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Bank Secrecy Act Officers note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, facility with Anti-Money Laundering, Bank Security Act Compliance, and Regulatory Compliance are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 42 percent, 19 percent, and 9 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) Officer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Bank Secrecy Act Officers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $42K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $59K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $60K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $65K.

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Experience Affects Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) Officer Salaries

Anti-Money Laundering (AML)
up arrow 42%

Bank Security Act Compliance
up arrow 19%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 9%

National Average
$53,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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