Compliance Analysts in the United States can expect to earn an average of $55K per year. Total cash compensation to Compliance Analysts approaches anywhere from $36K on the lower end to $80K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $10K from bonuses and upwards of $4K from profit sharing. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the particular firm, followed by the particular city and years of experience. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Compliance Analysts is high. The majority of Compliance Analysts (61 percent) who took the survey are women. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,187 - $77,719
$39K
$55K
$78K
MEDIAN: $54,964
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$14.51 - $27.58
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$19
$28
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$39,187 - $77,719  
   
Bonus
$300.80 - $9,744  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,108  
Total Pay (?
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$36,334 - $79,562  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,349
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.51 - $27.58  
   
Overtime
$20.40 - $43.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$300.80 - $9,744  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,108  
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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$36,334 - $79,562  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 288

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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

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

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 $104K per year. More often than not, a Compliance Manager role is the next step for Compliance Analysts moving up in the field. Compliance Managers usually make $74K per year. Many other Compliance Analysts choose to take on a Compliance Specialist role, where salaries are typically $48K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Compliance Analyst


Dominating the field, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), American Express Co. (AMEX), Citibank, Universal American Corp., and Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Compliance Analysts. The biggest paychecks can be found at Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP) — the median salary there is $63K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Citigroup, Inc., Western Union, and American Express Co. (AMEX), top-paying firms where Compliance Analysts rake in a respectable $61K, $59K, or $57K, respectively.

Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) ($48K), M&T Bank Corp ($48K), and Universal American Corp. ($50K).

Popular Skills for Compliance Analyst


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Legal Compliance, Project Management, Risk Management / Risk Control, and Legal Research are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 9 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Database Management & Reporting and Data Analysis. Those familiar with Compliance also tend to know Data 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 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 $59K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $61K in this role. Compliance Analysts who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $66K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,803

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

Surpassing the national average by 25 percent, Compliance Analysts in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Compliance Analysts will also find cushy salaries in New York (+23 percent), Philadelphia (+15 percent), Charlotte (+14 percent), and Chicago (+14 percent). Phoenix ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 6 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 4 percent less in Denver and 3 percent less in Atlanta, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Compliance Analyst

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 205 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Compliance Analyst Salaries




National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Compliance Analyst Salaries



Risk Management / Risk Control
up arrow 7%

Legal Research
up arrow 6%





Insurance
up arrow 1%

Research Analysis
0%

Internal Audit
0%

HIPAA Compliance
0%

National Average
$54,000



Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 205 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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