Senior Compliance Analyst Salary

The average Senior Compliance Analyst in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $70K per year. Cash earnings for Senior Compliance Analysts — which occasionally include more than $15K from bonuses and more than $11K from profit sharing — stretch from around $53K to approximately $105K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is residence, followed by tenure and the specific company. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The majority of Senior Compliance Analysts (65 percent) who took the survey are female. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$53,045 - $97,470
(Median)
$53K
$70K
$97K
MEDIAN: $70,420
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$21.35 - $44.96
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$21
$26
$45
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,045 - $97,470  
   
Bonus
$981 - $14,681  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $10,926  
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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$53,242 - $104,773  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 486
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$21.35 - $44.96  
   
Overtime
$38.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$981 - $14,681  
   
Profit Sharing
$986 - $10,926  
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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$53,242 - $104,773  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | 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

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Senior Compliance Analyst


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Senior Compliance Analysts who go on to become Compliance Managers may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Compliance Manager, an upper-level role, pays $74K.

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Popular Skills for Senior Compliance Analyst


Senior Compliance Analysts seem to require a rather large skill set. Lucky workers who know Sarbanes-Oxley can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 21 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 21 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Auditing, Legal Research, and Insurance. Most people skilled in Compliance are similarly competent in Legal Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Compliance Analyst

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $67K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $73K. Senior Compliance Analysts bring in $78K after working for 10 to 20 years. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Senior Compliance Analysts with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $88K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $72,740

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

For Senior Compliance Analysts, busy Los Angeles offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 27 percent above the national average. Senior Compliance Analysts will also find cushy salaries in New York (+24 percent), Washington (+20 percent), San Francisco (+13 percent), and Houston (+9 percent). Indianapolis is the lowest-paying area, 18 percent south of the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Cleveland and Denver (14 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Senior Compliance Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$73,000


Skills That Affect Senior Compliance Analyst Salaries

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Audit, Information Technology (IT)
up arrow 21%

Risk Management / Risk Control
up arrow 10%

Project Management
up arrow 10%

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

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 7%


Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

Compliance (Financial)
up arrow 1%

Regulatory Compliance
0%

National Average
$73,000

Research Analysis
up arrow 3%

Insurance
up arrow 4%

Auditing
up arrow 13%

Legal Research
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 68 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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