Compliance Analyst Salary

The average Compliance Analyst in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $54K annually. Overall cash earnings of Compliance Analysts stretch from $36K near the bottom to $80K at the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $9K each from bonuses and profit sharing. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is residence, followed by years of experience and the individual firm. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Compliance Analysts. Compliance Analysts survey participants are largely women, dominating at 63 percent. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,105 - $77,446
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$39K
$54K
$77K
MEDIAN: $54,407
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$14.63 - $28.16
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$39,105 - $77,446  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,739  
Profit Sharing
$157.00 - $8,512  
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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$36,474 - $80,196  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,775
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.63 - $28.16  
   
Overtime
$21.20 - $42.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,739  
   
Profit Sharing
$157.00 - $8,512  
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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$36,474 - $80,196  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 320
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Job Description for Compliance Analyst

Compliance analysts are responsible for ensuring that compliance has been achieved inside and/or outside their organizations.

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Compliance Analyst Tasks

  • Evaluate organizational compliance performance.
  • Support implementation of compliance policies and procedures.
  • Aggregate, process, and distribute compliance-related data.

Common Career Paths for Compliance Analyst


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Compliance Analysts who transition into a VP of Compliance role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $103K per year. Compliance Analysts moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Senior Compliance Officers or Compliance Managers. The median paychecks in those roles are $20K higher and $20K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Compliance Analyst


J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), Citibank, Citigroup, Inc., Universal American Corp., and Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) are among the top companies that take on many Compliance Analysts. Citigroup, Inc. does shell out the biggest paychecks — the median in that office is $60K — but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $36K while workers on the upper end may rake in up to $72K. Compliance Analysts will also find cushy salaries at American Express Co. (AMEX) (+$59K), Western Union (+$59K), and Citibank (+$53K).

M&T Bank Corp, Universal American Corp. and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $48K, $50K, and $51K.

Popular Skills for Compliance Analyst


Survey takers working as Compliance Analysts report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Project Management, Anti-Money Laundering (AML), and Legal Compliance are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 26 percent, 13 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Database Management & Reporting, Bank Security Act Compliance, and Legal Research. Those educated in Data Analysis tend to be well versed in Research Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Compliance Analyst

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


For many Compliance Analysts, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average beginner in this position makes around $51K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $60K. Compliance Analysts with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $60K. Compliance Analysts who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $64K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,866

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Compliance Analysts, New York offers exceptional salaries, 30 percent above the national average. Compliance Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+26 percent), Chicago (+15 percent), Boston (+15 percent), and San Diego (+11 percent). Tampa is the lowest-paying area, 15 percent south of the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in St. Louis and Miami (5 percent less).

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Experience Affects Compliance Analyst Salaries




National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Compliance Analyst Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 26%

Anti-Money Laundering (AML)
up arrow 13%



Compliance (Financial)
up arrow 4%

Auditing
up arrow 3%

Research Analysis
0%

National Average
$54,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

HIPAA Compliance
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Internal Audit
up arrow 3%

Legal Research
up arrow 7%

Bank Security Act Compliance
up arrow 12%

Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 351 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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