Median pay for Compliance Analysts in the United States is around $55K annually. Overall cash earnings for Compliance Analysts stretch from $36K on the lower end to $80K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $9K from bonuses and $4K from profit sharing. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the particular firm, followed by geography and experience level. Female Compliance Analysts are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (61 percent) are women. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Compliance Analysts. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,079 - $77,771
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$39K
$55K
$78K
MEDIAN: $54,614
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$14.46 - $27.58
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$28
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$39,079 - $77,771  
   
Bonus
$203.94 - $9,282  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,955  
Total Pay (?
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$36,313 - $79,733  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,306
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.46 - $27.58  
   
Overtime
$20.45 - $45.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$203.94 - $9,282  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,955  
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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$36,313 - $79,733  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 282
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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. The most common promotion for Compliance Analysts is Compliance Manager, a position that typically pays $74K annually. Another standard transition for Compliance Analysts seeking advancement is to assume a Compliance Specialist role, where pay is often $48K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Compliance Analyst


J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), Citibank, Universal American Corp., American Express Co. (AMEX), and Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) are among the top companies that take on many Compliance Analysts. Compliance Analysts flock to Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP) for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $63K lead the pack in compensation. Other big spenders include Citigroup, Inc., Western Union, and Citibank, top-paying firms where Compliance Analysts see paychecks nearing $60K, $59K, or $56K.

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) at $45K, M&T Bank Corp at $48K, and Universal American Corp., where $50K is the norm.

Popular Skills for Compliance Analyst


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Legal Compliance, Regulatory Compliance, and Legal Research are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 9 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Database Management & Reporting and Insurance. Those proficient in Compliance are, more often than not, also skilled in 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 more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $51K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $59K. Compliance Analysts see a median salary of $60K after reaching one to two decades on the job. As Compliance Analysts reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $65K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,460

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

For Compliance Analysts, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 26 percent greater than the national average. Compliance Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+25 percent), Philadelphia (+15 percent), Chicago (+10 percent), and Boston (+10 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 11 percent south of the national average, can be found in Richmond. Employers pay around 11 percent less in Tampa and 7 percent less in Newark, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Compliance Analyst Salaries




National Average
$53,000


Skills That Affect Compliance Analyst Salaries




Compliance (Financial)
up arrow 4%

Legal Research
up arrow 4%

Auditing
up arrow 3%

Anti-Money Laundering (AML)
up arrow 3%

Internal Audit
up arrow 1%

Research Analysis
0%

HIPAA Compliance
0%

National Average
$53,000

Export Compliance
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Insurance
up arrow 17%

Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 199 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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