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Compliance Analyst Salary

For Compliance Analysts, yearly average wages total $53K annually. Final cash compensation to Compliance Analysts varies from around $35K to approximately $79K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $8K and $10K, respectively. Geography is the main element affecting pay for this group — tenure and the specific company are driving factors as well. There are more female Compliance Analysts who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 65 percent. Most Compliance Analysts like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$37,561 - $76,233
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MEDIAN: $53,307
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$37,561 - $76,233  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,118  
Profit Sharing
$670 - $9,839  
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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$35,176 - $78,637  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,486
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.91 - $28.11  
   
Overtime
$18.71 - $42.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,118  
   
Profit Sharing
$670 - $9,839  
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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$35,176 - $78,637  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 246
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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 Chief Compliance Officer role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Chief Compliance Officers is $100K per year. With an annual salary of $73K, Senior Compliance Officer is the most common role for Compliance Analysts to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Compliance Specialist role — which usually pays $47K — is also typical for Compliance Analysts, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Compliance Analyst


Although Citibank boasts the highest average salary in town at $50K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $40K or as much as $77K.

Popular Skills for Compliance Analyst


Compliance Analysts seem to require a number of specific skills. Lucky workers who know Project Management can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 29 percent above average. Regulatory Compliance and Legal Compliance are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 9 percent and 29 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Bank Security Act Compliance and Microsoft Excel. It is often found that people who know Data Analysis are also skilled in Research Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Compliance Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Compliance Analysts do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $50K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $60K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Compliance Analysts who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $61K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $64K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Compliance Analysts, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Compliance Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+17 percent), Minneapolis (+15 percent), Boston (+14 percent), and Dallas (+14 percent). The lowest-paying market is Tampa, which sits 14 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Houston and Miami (5 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Compliance Analyst Salaries




National Average
$53,000


Skills That Affect Compliance Analyst Salaries

Project Management
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Data Analysis
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Research Analysis
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HIPAA Compliance
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National Average
$53,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Bank Security Act Compliance
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 418 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 8%