Compliance Analyst Salary

The average Compliance Analyst in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $54K per year. The range in cash compensation to Compliance Analysts ($36K to $80K) includes potential earnings of $9K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by location, followed by experience level and the individual firm. Most Compliance Analysts like their work and job satisfaction is high. The majority of Compliance Analysts (64 percent) who took the survey are female. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$38,668 - $76,746
(Median)
$39K
$54K
$77K
MEDIAN: $53,748
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$14.53 - $27.97
(Median)
$15
$19
$28
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary 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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$38,668 - $76,746  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,632  
Profit Sharing
$111.57 - $8,455  
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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$36,062 - $79,531  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,573
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.53 - $27.97  
   
Overtime
$21.47 - $43.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,632  
   
Profit Sharing
$111.57 - $8,455  
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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$36,062 - $79,531  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 277
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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 $101K per year. The most common career progression for Compliance Analysts leads to becoming a Senior Compliance Officer, where average pay is $73K annually. However, many Compliance Analysts also opt to become Compliance Specialists. Typically, a Compliance Specialist brings home $47K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Compliance Analyst


American Express Co. (AMEX) offers the largest salaries in town — $59K on average.

Popular Skills for Compliance Analyst


Compliance Analysts report using a large range of skills on the job. 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 11 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. 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.


For Compliance Analysts, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $51K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $60K. Compliance Analysts claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $61K. Compliance Analysts who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $63K.

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 (+13 percent), and San Diego (+12 percent). Tampa is the lowest-paying area, 13 percent south of the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in St. Louis and Miami (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%

Research Analysis
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
0%

National Average
$53,000

HIPAA Compliance
up arrow 3%

Legal Research
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Bank Security Act Compliance
up arrow 16%

Internal Audit
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 350 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
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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