Compliance Analyst Salary

Compliance Analysts in the United States take home an average $54K per year. Overall incomes of Compliance Analysts generally bottom out at around $36K and peak near $79K; the final number can, in exceptional cases, include upwards of $8K each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is residence, followed by experience level and the individual firm. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Compliance Analysts, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Compliance Analysts (64 percent) who took the survey are women. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$38,778 - $76,696

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$14.59 - $28.21

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$38,778 - $76,696  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,276  
Profit Sharing
$112.44 - $8,426  
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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$36,181 - $79,391  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,579
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.59 - $28.21  
   
Overtime
$21.55 - $43.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,276  
   
Profit Sharing
$112.44 - $8,426  
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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$36,181 - $79,391  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 280
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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 who transition into a VP of Compliance role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $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


Compliance Analysts flock to J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), Citibank, Universal American Corp., American Express Co. (AMEX), and M&T Bank Corp, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Compliance Analysts flock to American Express Co. (AMEX) for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $59K lead the pack in compensation.

Popular Skills for Compliance Analyst


Survey results imply that Compliance Analysts deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Regulatory Compliance, Legal Compliance, and Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 10 percent. Those listing Internal Audit as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Bank Security Act Compliance and HIPAA Compliance also typically command lower compensation. Most people experienced in Data Analysis also know Research Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Compliance Analyst

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Compliance Analysts — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $51K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $60K. Compliance Analysts see a median salary of $61K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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 $63K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Compliance Analysts in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 33 percent above the national average. Compliance Analysts will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+25 percent), Chicago (+16 percent), Boston (+14 percent), and Minneapolis (+13 percent). In Tampa, salaries are 13 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. On the whole, employers pay 4 percent below the median salary for those in this field in St. Louis and Miami.

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Experience Affects Compliance Analyst Salaries




National Average
$53,000


Skills That Affect Compliance Analyst Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 10%



Compliance (Financial)
up arrow 4%

Auditing
up arrow 3%

Anti-Money Laundering (AML)
up arrow 3%

Research Analysis
up arrow 1%

National Average
$53,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

HIPAA Compliance
up arrow 4%

Legal Research
up arrow 4%

Bank Security Act Compliance
up arrow 16%

Internal Audit
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 346 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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