Senior Compliance Analyst Salary

Median pay for Senior Compliance Analysts in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $71K per year. Overall cash earnings for Senior Compliance Analysts stretch from $53K on the lower end to $105K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K from bonuses and $13K from profit sharing. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by location, followed by career duration and the particular employer. Women make up a slight majority of Senior Compliance Analysts (59 percent) survey respondents. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$52,356 - $97,376
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MEDIAN: $71,297
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$19.57 - $56.17
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,356 - $97,376  
   
Bonus
$988 - $10,261  
Profit Sharing
$0.30 - $12,723  
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$52,615 - $104,868  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 344
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$19.57 - $56.17  
   
Overtime
$41.55  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$988 - $10,261  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.30 - $12,723  
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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$52,615 - $104,868  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 16

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Job Description for Senior Compliance Analyst

A senior compliance analyst may sometimes be referred to as a senior compliance officer. This person is responsible for ensuring that all activities of their company adhere to established company and legal guidelines. While their exact responsibilities vary depending on the industry, the senior compliance analyst is typically responsible for ensuring that all procedures and policies are implemented and documented, conducting internal reviews, identifying issues with compliance, develop strategies to avoid non-compliance, and filing reports with regulatory committees.

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Senior Compliance Analyst Tasks

  • Ensure that all activities of the organization comply with the rules and regulations governing the industry in which they operate.
  • Collect data and monitor organization activities in compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Represent interests of organization in regulatory affairs.
  • Keep current on industry rules and regulations.
  • Act as liaison with organization and its industry governing bodies.

Common Career Paths for Senior Compliance Analyst


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Senior Compliance Analysts who transition into an upper level Compliance Manager position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Compliance Manager makes $74K a year.

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Popular Skills for Senior Compliance Analyst


Senior Compliance Analysts seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Sarbanes-Oxley, Project Management, Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Audit, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 14 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Auditing, Legal Research, and Compliance. It is often found that people who know Compliance are also skilled in Legal Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Compliance Analyst

Pay by Experience for a Senior Compliance Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Compliance Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 164 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior 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 $74,000 based on 155 salaries. An experienced Senior Compliance Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 100 salaries. A Senior 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 $89,000 based on 23 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $72,755

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Surpassing the national average by 23 percent, Senior Compliance Analysts in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Senior Compliance Analysts will also find cushy salaries in New York (+20 percent), Washington (+18 percent), Los Angeles (+17 percent), and Boston (+11 percent). In Indianapolis, salaries are 18 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Columbus and Atlanta are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 11 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively.

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Key Stats for Senior Compliance Analyst

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Senior Compliance Analyst Salaries

▲22%

▲6%

▲1%

National Average
$73,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Senior Compliance Analyst Salaries


Project Management
▲10%

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliance Audit
▲9%

Microsoft Excel
▲7%

Risk Management / Risk Control
▲6%

Anti-Money Laundering (AML)
▲6%


Data Analysis
▲2%

National Average
$73,000


Research Analysis
▼3%

Insurance
▼4%


Auditing
▼13%

Legal Research
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 79%
no benefits
None: 6%