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Senior Compliance Analyst Salary

Senior Compliance Analysts in the United States pull down an average of $70K per year. In the world of Senior Compliance Analysts, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $15K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $12K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $54K and $102K. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women account for the majority of Senior Compliance Analysts who responded to the questionnaire — 65 percent to be exact. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by almost all, and a fair number earn vision coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Senior Compliance Analysts. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$52,912 - $95,304
(Median)
$53K
$70K
$95K
MEDIAN: $69,637
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$22.99 - $85.52
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$86
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,912 - $95,304  
   
Bonus
$604 - $14,925  
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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$53,534 - $102,217  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 347
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$22.99 - $85.52  
   
Overtime
$16.75 - $45.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$604 - $14,925  
   
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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$53,534 - $102,217  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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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 participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Lucky workers who know Sarbanes-Oxley can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 35 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 35 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Legal Research, Auditing, and Insurance. Experience with Compliance is often linked with knowledge of Regulatory Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Compliance Analyst

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


Senior Compliance Analysts do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $66K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $72K. On average, Senior Compliance Analysts make $77K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $80K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Senior Compliance Analysts, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Senior Compliance Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+39 percent), Washington (+31 percent), New York (+25 percent), and Seattle (+18 percent). Senior Compliance Analysts in Tampa take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 21 percent less than the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Denver and Dallas (15 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Senior Compliance Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$72,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Senior Compliance Analyst Salaries

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Audit, Information Technology (IT)
up arrow 35%

Risk Management / Risk Control
up arrow 10%

Project Management
up arrow 10%

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

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 6%

Compliance (Financial)
up arrow 5%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 4%

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

Regulatory Compliance
0%

National Average
$72,000

Research Analysis
up arrow 2%

Insurance
up arrow 3%

Auditing
up arrow 11%

Legal Research
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 6%
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