Compliance Analyst Salary

Median pay for Compliance Analysts in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $56K annually. Total cash compensation to Compliance Analysts approaches anywhere from $37K on the lower end to $81K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $10K from bonuses and upwards of $5K from profit sharing. The specific employer is the main element affecting pay for this group — geography and experience level are driving factors as well. Most Compliance Analysts like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The majority of Compliance Analysts (61 percent) who took the survey are female. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,363 - $79,090
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MEDIAN: $55,833
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$14.55 - $29.56
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$0$80K
Salary $39,363 - $79,090
Bonus $479.98 - $9,872
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $4,700
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$36,821 - $80,803
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,374
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $14.55 - $29.56
Overtime $20.37 - $44.66
Annual Data $0$80K
Bonus $479.98 - $9,872
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $4,700
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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$36,821 - $80,803
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 308

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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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At the upper end, Compliance Analysts who move into a VP of Compliance role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Compliance VPs is a much higher $104K per year. The most common career progression for Compliance Analysts leads to becoming a Compliance Manager, where average pay is $74K annually. However, many Compliance Analysts also opt to become Compliance Specialists. Typically, a Compliance Specialist brings home $48K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Compliance Analyst


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Compliance Analysts include J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), Bank of America Corp. (BOFA), Universal American Corp., American Express Co. (AMEX), and Paypal, Inc. Compliance Analysts flock to Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP) for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $63K lead the pack in compensation. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Citigroup, Inc., Western Union, and American Express Co. (AMEX), where Compliance Analysts typically earn around $61K, $59K, or $57K, respectively.

M&T Bank Corp, Universal American Corp., and Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $48K, $50K, and $51K.

Popular Skills for Compliance Analyst


Compliance Analysts seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. 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 6 percent and 9 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Database Management & Reporting, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Excel. Those familiar with Compliance also tend to know Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Compliance Analyst

Pay by Experience for a Compliance Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Compliance Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 1,138 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Compliance Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 422 salaries. An experienced Compliance Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 232 salaries. A Compliance Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 48 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,495

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

Surpassing the national average by 23 percent, Compliance Analysts in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Compliance Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+23 percent), Philadelphia (+15 percent), Chicago (+13 percent), and Charlotte (+13 percent). Trailing the national average by 9 percent, Phoenix is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers also pay below the national average in Denver (6 percent lower) and Atlanta (5 percent lower).

Compliance Analyst Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Compliance Analyst?

Compliance Analyst in Las Vegas:
"Always Learning."
Pros: The learning curve is high and the deadlines are tight.
Cons: The learning curve is constant among various departments.

Compliance Analyst in Tampa:
"Field Sales Expense Analyst."
Pros: Under guidelines established by the US Sunshine Act and company policies, analyze submitted expense report Healthcare Professional Meal charges. Ensure all Physician and non-Physician attendees listed on the roster are captured correctly w/in the Concur expense system. Ensure rosters and receipts are legible. Ensure the correct Physician and associated profile is entered in Concur. Record all expense report rejections by error type in Excel spreadsheet. Create error reports using approved format whenever error(s) occur.
Cons:

Compliance Analyst in New York:
Pros: Work/life balance and ability to work from home.
Cons: Pay could be higher.

Compliance Analyst in San Jose:
"Interesting."
Pros: Analyzing Data and communicating w/customers.
Cons: Colleagues who don't know their job.

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Key Stats for Compliance Analyst

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 241 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Compliance Analyst Salaries

▲21%

▲12%

▲9%

National Average
$54,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Compliance Analyst Salaries



Risk Management / Risk Control
▲6%




▲2%




Insurance
▼0%

National Average
$54,000

Research Analysis
▼1%



Database Management & Reporting
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 241 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 12%
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