Senior Compliance Analyst Salary

Senior Compliance Analysts in the United States can expect to earn an average of $70K per year. Total cash compensation for Senior Compliance Analysts runs from $53K to $105K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $15K and profit sharing that can reach almost $11K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure and the individual firm. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Women make up the majority of Senior Compliance Analysts (65 percent) who completed the questionnaire. For the most part, Senior Compliance Analysts enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$53,045 - $97,470
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$53K
$70K
$97K
MEDIAN: $70,420
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$21.35 - $44.96
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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
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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 wield many skills on the job. 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Auditing, Legal Research, and Insurance. Most people experienced in 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. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $67K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $73K. Senior Compliance Analysts with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $78K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $88K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $72,740

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

Los Angeles offers some of the highest pay in the country for Senior Compliance Analysts, 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). Trailing the national average by 18 percent, Indianapolis is the market with the smallest paychecks. Below-median salaries also turn up 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
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Compliance (Financial)
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Regulatory Compliance
0%

National Average
$73,000

Research Analysis
up arrow 3%

Insurance
up arrow 4%

Auditing
up arrow 13%

Legal Research
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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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