Compliance Analyst Salary

Median pay for Compliance Analysts in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $54K annually. Incomes of Compliance Analysts vary widely depending on performance components; bonuses and profit sharing that can occasionally exceed $9K cause paychecks to spread between $36K on the low end and $80K on the high end. Geographic location is the main element affecting pay for this group — tenure and the particular employer are driving factors as well. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Female Compliance Analysts survey participants are more prevalent than men — 63 percent of professionals. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$39,105 - $77,446
(Median)
$39K
$54K
$77K
MEDIAN: $54,407
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$14.63 - $28.16
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$15
$19
$28
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' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a VP of Compliance. The average VP of Compliance brings home $103K per year. Compliance Analysts typically move into roles as Senior Compliance Officers or Compliance Managers, and those positions pay $20K more and $20K more, 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. Although Citigroup, Inc. leads the field in pay with a median salary of $60K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $36K on the low end all the way up to $72K at the top. Other leaders in compensation levels are American Express Co. (AMEX) at $59K, Western Union at $59K, and Citibank, where Compliance Analysts annually earn $53K.

Also approaching the lower end are M&T Bank Corp at $48K, Universal American Corp. at $50K, and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) at $51K.

Popular Skills for Compliance Analyst


Compliance Analysts seem to require a rather large skill set. 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. Skills that pay less than market rate include Database Management & Reporting, Bank Security Act Compliance, and Legal Research. Most people who know Data Analysis also know 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 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. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $60K. As Compliance Analysts reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $64K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,866

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

With a pay rate for Compliance Analysts that is 30 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. 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 home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 15 percent. Below-median salaries also turn up in St. Louis and Miami (5 percent lower).

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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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