Senior Compliance Analyst Salary

Average Senior Compliance Analysts in the United States make around $71K annually. Overall incomes of Senior Compliance Analysts generally bottom out at around $52K and peak near $104K; the final number can, in exceptional cases, include upwards of $12K each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. While the specific employer and experience level impact pay for this group, geographic location is the most influential factor. Most Senior Compliance Analysts report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The majority of Senior Compliance Analysts (60 percent) who took the survey are women. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$52,113 - $97,287
$52K
$71K
$97K
MEDIAN: $70,987
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$19.87 - $55.37
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MEDIAN: $27.86
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,113 - $97,287  
   
Bonus
$968 - $11,983  
Profit Sharing
$0.30 - $11,745  
Total Pay (?
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$52,169 - $104,306  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 364
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Hourly Rate
$19.87 - $55.37  
   
Overtime
$40.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$968 - $11,983  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.30 - $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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$52,169 - $104,306  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 18

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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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For Senior Compliance Analysts, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Senior Compliance Analysts earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Compliance Manager.

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Popular Skills for Senior Compliance Analyst


Senior Compliance Analysts report using a large range of 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 10 percent and 14 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Auditing, Legal Research, and Anti-Money Laundering. The majority of those who know Compliance also know Legal 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. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $69K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $73K. On average, Senior Compliance Analysts make $76K following one to two decades on the job. After two decades in the workforce, the average Senior Compliance Analyst generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $89K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $72,013

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

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Senior Compliance Analysts, 25 percent higher than the national average. Senior Compliance Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+23 percent), Los Angeles (+18 percent), Washington (+16 percent), and Boston (+9 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Senior Compliance Analysts in Pittsburgh earning a whopping 32 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Indianapolis (17 percent less) and Columbus (10 percent less).

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Key Stats for Senior Compliance Analyst

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Senior Compliance Analyst Salaries

▲23%

▲6%

▲1%

National Average
$72,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Senior Compliance Analyst Salaries


Project Management
▲11%

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliance Audit
▲10%

Microsoft Excel
▲8%

Risk Management / Risk Control
▲7%


Data Analysis
▲3%

National Average
$72,000


Research Analysis
▼2%


Insurance
▼3%

Anti-Money Laundering (AML)
▼4%

Auditing
▼12%

Legal Research
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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