Senior Compliance Analyst Salary

The average Senior Compliance Analyst in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $70K per year. Final cash compensation to Senior Compliance Analysts varies from around $53K to approximately $103K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $15K and $12K, respectively. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Senior Compliance Analysts is high. The majority of Senior Compliance Analysts (65 percent) who took the survey are women. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$52,306 - $96,141
(Median)
$52K
$70K
$96K
MEDIAN: $69,739
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$22.15 - $84.92
(Median)
$22
$29
$85
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,306 - $96,141  
   
Bonus
$912 - $15,038  
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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$52,852 - $103,055  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 383
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$22.15 - $84.92  
   
Overtime
$16.75 - $45.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$912 - $15,038  
   
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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$52,852 - $103,055  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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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 results imply that Senior Compliance Analysts deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Lucky workers who know Sarbanes-Oxley can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 31 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 31 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Auditing, Legal Research, and Insurance. It is not unusual for someone who knows Compliance to be familiar with Regulatory Compliance as well.

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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $66K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $72K. Senior Compliance Analysts see a median salary of $76K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $84K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Senior Compliance Analysts that is 45 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Senior Compliance Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+33 percent), New York (+26 percent), Washington (+26 percent), and Seattle (+18 percent). In Tampa, salaries are 17 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers also pay below the national average in Denver (13 percent lower) and Dallas (9 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Senior Compliance Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$72,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%


Skills That Affect Senior Compliance Analyst Salaries

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Audit, Information Technology (IT)
up arrow 31%

Risk Management / Risk Control
up arrow 10%

Project Management
up arrow 10%

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

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 8%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 4%

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

Compliance (Financial)
up arrow 1%

Regulatory Compliance
0%

National Average
$72,000

Research Analysis
up arrow 2%

Insurance
up arrow 3%

Legal Research
up arrow 12%

Auditing
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 6%
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