Compliance Analyst Salary

Compliance Analysts in the United States can expect wages of $55K annually on average. Total incomes of Compliance Analysts incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $10K from bonuses and close to $4K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $36K and $80K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the company, followed by geography and tenure. There are more female Compliance Analysts who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 62 percent. For the most part, Compliance Analysts enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$39,156 - $78,109
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$55K
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MEDIAN: $55,349
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$14.51 - $28.26
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MEDIAN: $19.50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$39,156 - $78,109  
   
Bonus
$301.61 - $9,821  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,036  
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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$36,351 - $79,848  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,299
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.51 - $28.26  
   
Overtime
$20.12 - $43.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$301.61 - $9,821  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,036  
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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$36,351 - $79,848  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 285
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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' 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 $104K per year. A Compliance Manager role is the most common promotion for Compliance Analysts moving up the ladder, and pay for the position tends to be around the $74K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Compliance Analysts is a Compliance Specialist position, where earnings are usually $48K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Compliance Analyst


Known for taking on a considerable number of Compliance Analysts, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), Bank of America Corp. (BOFA), Universal American Corp., American Express Co. (AMEX), and Paypal, Inc. are leading firms in the industry. For Compliance Analysts, comfortable salaries can be found at Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP); in fact, median earnings sit around $63K, the highest in the area. Other big spenders include Citigroup, Inc., Western Union, and American Express Co. (AMEX), top-paying firms where Compliance Analysts see paychecks nearing $61K, $59K, or $57K.

M&T Bank Corp, Universal American Corp., and Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($48K, $50K, and $51K respectively).

Popular Skills for Compliance Analyst


Survey results imply that Compliance Analysts deploy a deep pool 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 10 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Database Management & Reporting and Data Analysis. Most people familiar with Compliance also know Data 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. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $52K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $60K. Compliance Analysts bring in $61K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 $66K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,039

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

Compliance Analysts will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 24 percent. Compliance Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+24 percent), Philadelphia (+16 percent), Chicago (+14 percent), and Charlotte (+14 percent). Phoenix ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 8 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Denver and Atlanta (5 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Compliance Analyst

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

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

▲22%

▲13%

▲10%

National Average
$54,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Compliance Analyst Salaries




Risk Management / Risk Control
▲6%



▲3%




Insurance
▲1%

Research Analysis
▼0%

National Average
$54,000



Database Management & Reporting
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

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: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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