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Senior Compliance Analyst Salary

Senior Compliance Analysts in the United States take home approximately $69K annually on average. Total cash compensation to Senior Compliance Analysts bottoms out near $55K and approaches $103K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $15K from bonuses and almost $11K from profit sharing. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Women account for the majority of Senior Compliance Analysts who responded to the questionnaire — 61 percent to be exact. Work is enjoyable for Senior Compliance Analysts, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect vision insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$53,434 - $94,985
MEDIAN: $68,862

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$53,434 - $94,985  
$613 - $14,810  
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $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).
$54,551 - $102,656  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 291
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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.


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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Survey results imply that Senior Compliance Analysts deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, facility with Sarbanes-Oxley, Project Management, and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliance Audit are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 38 percent, 11 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Auditing. Experience with Legal 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.

Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $67K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $71K. Senior Compliance Analysts with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $76K. Senior Compliance Analysts with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $80K.

Pay Difference by Location

Home to some of the best pay for Senior Compliance Analysts, Los Angeles offers exceptional salaries, 40 percent above the national average. Senior Compliance Analysts will also find cushy salaries in New York (+19 percent) and Houston (+15 percent). Denver is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 16 percent. Employers in Dallas and Boston also lean toward paying below-median salaries (8 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Senior Compliance Analyst Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Senior Compliance Analyst Salaries

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Audit, Information Technology (IT)
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Project Management
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Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliance Audit
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Legal Compliance
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Risk Management / Risk Control
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Data Analysis
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Regulatory Compliance
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National Average

Research Analysis
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Compliance (Financial)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.


61 %
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 90%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 5%