Senior Compliance Analyst Salary

For Senior Compliance Analysts, yearly average wages total $70K annually. In the world of Senior Compliance Analysts, total cash compensation can vary between $53K and $103K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $15K and $12K, respectively. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Women make up the majority of Senior Compliance Analysts (65 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Job satisfaction for Senior Compliance Analysts is high. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by nearly all, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$52,730 - $96,454
(Median)
$53K
$70K
$96K
MEDIAN: $69,911
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$22.15 - $84.92
(Median)
$22
$29
$85
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,730 - $96,454  
   
Bonus
$906 - $15,050  
Profit Sharing
$993 - $11,745  
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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$53,244 - $103,401  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 374
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$22.15 - $84.92  
   
Overtime
$16.75 - $45.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$906 - $15,050  
   
Profit Sharing
$993 - $11,745  
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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$53,244 - $103,401  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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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

  • Keep current on industry rules and regulations.
  • Act as liaison with organization and its industry governing bodies.
  • Represent interests of organization in regulatory affairs.
  • 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.

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Popular Skills for Senior Compliance Analyst


Survey results imply that Senior Compliance Analysts deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Lucky workers who know Sarbanes-Oxley can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 30 percent above average. Risk Management / Risk Control and Project Management are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 10 percent and 30 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Legal Research, Auditing, and Insurance. Many workers who know Compliance also know Regulatory Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Compliance Analyst

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


For Senior Compliance Analysts, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $66K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $72K on average. Senior Compliance Analysts see a median salary of $77K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $84K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Senior Compliance Analysts, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 44 percent greater than the national average. Senior Compliance Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+32 percent), Washington (+31 percent), New York (+26 percent), and Seattle (+17 percent). Falling short of the national average by 17 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Tampa. Employers in Denver and Dallas also lean toward paying below-median salaries (13 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Senior Compliance Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$72,000

Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Senior Compliance Analyst Salaries

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Audit, Information Technology (IT)
up arrow 30%

Risk Management / Risk Control
up arrow 10%

Project Management
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Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliance Audit
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Excel
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Legal Compliance
up arrow 4%

Data Analysis
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Regulatory Compliance
0%

Compliance (Financial)
0%

National Average
$72,000

Research Analysis
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Insurance
up arrow 4%

Auditing
up arrow 12%

Legal Research
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 6%
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