Sr. Compliance Officer Salary

Median pay for Senior Compliance Officers in the United States comes out to approximately $85K annually, but employers in Boston pay the most, the average compensation in that city is around $132K. Senior Compliance Officers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+48 percent), New York (+33 percent), San Francisco (+28 percent), and Chicago (+12 percent). The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$58,570 - $139,617
$59K
$85K
$140K
MEDIAN: $85,103
10%
50%
90%

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$16.25 - $41.40
$20
MEDIAN: $20.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$58,570 - $139,617  
   
Bonus
$2,083 - $29,639  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,000  
Total Pay (?
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$58,292 - $153,910  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 233
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$20.00  
   
Overtime
$30.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$2,083 - $29,639  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,000  
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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$58,292 - $153,910  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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Job Description for Sr. Compliance Officer

A senior compliance officer is primarily responsible for the design and integration of their business’ merchandising, sourcing, and marketing framework. Knowledge of compliance and safety requirements is needed, as is the ability to develop strategies to respond to compliance risks. Another important responsibility of a senior compliance officer is to ensure the company is meeting all regulatory requirements for products and business reporting. They also assist others in working with department managers in developing and/or implementing plans of action to guarantee compliance.

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Sr. Compliance Officer Tasks

  • Inspect business to ensure standards, regulations and laws are followed by employees and management and provide issue reports to management.
  • May establish a compliance committee.
  • Oversee and monitor the implementation of the compliance program.
  • Respond to compliance offenses, develop corrective action, and establish time frames for company to implement changes.

Common Career Paths for Sr. Compliance Officer


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Though it's uncommon, some Senior Compliance Officers move into roles as Compliance VPs, where they can earn incomes averaing out to a slightly higher $104K per year. A Chief Compliance Officer role is the most common promotion for Senior Compliance Officers moving up the ladder, and pay for the position tends to be around the $103K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Senior Compliance Officers is a Compliance Manager position, where earnings are usually $74K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Sr. Compliance Officer


The lowest salaries can be found at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) — median pay is $74K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $61K and only reaching $99K.

Pay by Experience Level for Sr. Compliance Officer

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


For Senior Compliance Officers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $78K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $94K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Senior Compliance Officers make a median salary of $94K. Professionals who boast more than 20 years of experience reap the fruits of their labor to the six-figure tune of $102K — the plum median salary in this group.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $89,473

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Key Stats for Sr. Compliance Officer

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Sr. Compliance Officer Salaries

Late-Career
▲14%

Mid-Career
▲5%

▲5%

National Average
$89,000

Entry-Level
▼12%

Skills That Affect Sr. Compliance Officer Salaries

Legal Compliance
▲32%

Anti-Money Laundering (AML)
▲11%

National Average
$89,000


Compliance (Financial)
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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