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Compliance Analyst Salary

Median pay for Compliance Analysts in the United States is around $54K per year. Total cash compensation to Compliance Analysts varies from $36K to $79K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $8K each. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration and the particular employer. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most Compliance Analysts like their work and job satisfaction is high. More than half of Compliance Analysts (64 percent) survey participants are women. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$38,617 - $76,659
(Median)
$39K
$54K
$77K
MEDIAN: $53,752
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$14.33 - $27.80
(Median)
$14
$19
$28
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$38,617 - $76,659  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,337  
Profit Sharing
$685 - $8,660  
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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$35,785 - $79,174  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,545
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.33 - $27.80  
   
Overtime
$20.36 - $43.26  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,337  
   
Profit Sharing
$685 - $8,660  
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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$35,785 - $79,174  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 268

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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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Though some Compliance Analysts move into positions like Chief Compliance Officer (where the average salary is $100K), this progression is not the norm. With an annual salary of $73K, Senior Compliance Officer is the most common role for Compliance Analysts to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Compliance Specialist role — which usually pays $47K — is also typical for Compliance Analysts, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Compliance Analyst


For Compliance Analysts, comfortable salaries can be found at American Express Co. (AMEX); in fact, median earnings sit around $59K, the highest in the area.

Popular Skills for Compliance Analyst


Compliance Analysts report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Regulatory Compliance, Legal Compliance, and Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 11 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Bank Security Act Compliance and Microsoft Excel. Most people skilled in Data Analysis are similarly competent in Research Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Compliance Analyst

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


Compliance Analysts with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $51K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $60K. Compliance Analysts with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $61K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Compliance Analyst with more than 20 years of experience can earn $64K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Compliance Analysts will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 32 percent. Compliance Analysts will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+23 percent), Chicago (+16 percent), Minneapolis (+13 percent), and Boston (+13 percent). With compensation 13 percent below the national average, Tampa is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Houston and St. Louis (4 percent less).

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Experience Affects Compliance Analyst Salaries




National Average
$53,000


Skills That Affect Compliance Analyst Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 11%



Compliance (Financial)
up arrow 4%

Auditing
up arrow 4%

Data Analysis
0%

Research Analysis
0%

National Average
$53,000

HIPAA Compliance
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Bank Security Act Compliance
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 376 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 8%
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