For Senior Compliance Analysts, annual average wages total $70K per year. Total cash earnings of Senior Compliance Analysts range from $52K on the low end to $105K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $14K and $12K, respectively. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by location, followed by the company and tenure. Women account for the majority of Senior Compliance Analysts who responded to the questionnaire — 62 percent to be exact. Work is enjoyable for Senior Compliance Analysts, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$52,131 - $97,764
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$52K
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$98K
MEDIAN: $70,376
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$21.56 - $55.37
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,131 - $97,764  
   
Bonus
$981 - $13,691  
Profit Sharing
$0.26 - $11,836  
Total Pay (?
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$52,151 - $105,250  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 372
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Hourly Rate
$21.56 - $55.37  
   
Overtime
$41.55  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$981 - $13,691  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.26 - $11,836  
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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$52,151 - $105,250  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

  • 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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Many Senior Compliance Analysts move into a Compliance Manager role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Compliance Managers on average bring in a similar salary to Senior Compliance Analysts.

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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, Risk Management / Risk Control, Project Management, and Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Audit are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 11 percent and 18 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Auditing, Legal Research, and Anti-Money Laundering. 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $68K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $72K. Senior Compliance Analysts see a median salary of $77K after reaching one to two decades on the job. As Senior Compliance Analysts reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $89K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $71,755

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

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Senior Compliance Analysts, 25 percent above the national average. Senior Compliance Analysts will also find cushy salaries in New York (+22 percent), Los Angeles (+18 percent), Washington (+11 percent), and Boston (+9 percent). Senior Compliance Analysts' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Senior Compliance Analysts in Pittsburgh bring in salaries that are 31 percent lower than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Indianapolis (17 percent less) and Columbus (9 percent less).

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Experience Affects Senior Compliance Analyst Salaries




National Average
$72,000


Skills That Affect Senior Compliance Analyst Salaries


Risk Management / Risk Control
up arrow 11%

Project Management
up arrow 11%

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliance Audit
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 8%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 4%

Data Analysis
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National Average
$72,000

Research Analysis
up arrow 1%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 2%

Compliance (Financial)
up arrow 2%

Insurance
up arrow 3%

Anti-Money Laundering (AML)
up arrow 4%

Auditing
up arrow 12%

Legal Research
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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