Compliance Analyst Salary

For Compliance Analysts, annual average wages total $54K per year. Total cash compensation to Compliance Analysts ranges from $36K on the lower end to $80K on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $9K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location is the main element affecting pay for this group — tenure and the specific company are driving factors as well. The majority of Compliance Analysts (65 percent) who took the survey are female. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Compliance Analysts is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$38,670 - $76,712
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$39K
$54K
$77K
MEDIAN: $53,757
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$14.43 - $27.98
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$28
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$38,670 - $76,712  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,608  
Profit Sharing
$593 - $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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$35,959 - $79,546  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,562
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.43 - $27.98  
   
Overtime
$20.87 - $43.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,608  
   
Profit Sharing
$593 - $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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$35,959 - $79,546  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 276
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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 not the most common occurrence, Compliance Analysts sometimes become Compliance VPs, where the average income is $101K per year. 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


American Express Co. (AMEX) offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $59K.

Popular Skills for Compliance Analyst


Survey results imply that Compliance Analysts deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Regulatory Compliance, Legal Compliance, and Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 12 percent. Those listing Internal Audit as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Bank Security Act Compliance and Microsoft Excel also typically command lower compensation. For most people, competency in Data Analysis indicates knowledge of Research Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Compliance Analyst

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


For Compliance Analysts, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $51K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably 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 $63K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Compliance Analysts, 33 percent above the national average. Compliance Analysts will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+27 percent), Chicago (+16 percent), Minneapolis (+14 percent), and San Diego (+12 percent). Tampa is the lowest-paying area, 14 percent south of the national average. On the whole, employers pay 4 percent below the median salary for those in this field in St. Louis and Miami.

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Experience Affects Compliance Analyst Salaries




National Average
$53,000


Skills That Affect Compliance Analyst Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 12%



Compliance (Financial)
up arrow 4%

Auditing
up arrow 4%

Research Analysis
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
0%

National Average
$53,000

HIPAA Compliance
up arrow 2%

Legal Research
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Bank Security Act Compliance
up arrow 16%

Internal Audit
up arrow 30%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 357 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 9%
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