Sr. Compliance Officer Salary

Senior Compliance Officers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and close to one-half have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $85K annually, but may range from $58K to $152K per year. Total cash earnings of Senior Compliance Officers range from $58K on the low end to $152K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $30K and $6K, respectively. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geographic location, though the specific employer and experience level have a (lesser) impact as well. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Though the majority of Senior Compliance Officers do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Women Senior Compliance Officers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$59,344 - $137,115
$59K
$85K
$140K
MEDIAN: $85,152
10%
50%
90%

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$17.20 - $28.28
$22
MEDIAN: $22.50
50%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$59,344 - $137,115  
   
Bonus
$2,424 - $29,941  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,918  
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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$58,372 - $151,636  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 231
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$22.50  
   
Overtime
$30.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$2,424 - $29,941  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,918  
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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$58,372 - $151,636  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Sr. Compliance Officer


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For Senior Compliance Officers, advancing into a VP of Compliance role, for which the median salary is $104K, is not common but it does happen. The most common promotion for Senior Compliance Officers is Chief Compliance Officer, a position that typically pays $103K annually. Another standard transition for Senior Compliance Officers seeking advancement is to assume a Compliance Manager role, where pay is often $74K.

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Citigroup, Inc. leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $127K.

Pay by Experience Level for Sr. Compliance Officer

Pay by Experience for a Sr. Compliance Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Sr. Compliance Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 69 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Sr. Compliance Officer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $94,000 based on 109 salaries. An experienced Sr. Compliance Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $97,000 based on 99 salaries. A Sr. Compliance Officer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 37 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $89,324

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

Surpassing the national average by 48 percent, Senior Compliance Officers in Boston receive some of the highest pay in the country. Senior Compliance Officers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+48 percent), San Francisco (+28 percent), Chicago (+27 percent), and New York (+26 percent). Senior Compliance Officers in San Antonio earn salaries far below the national average by 32 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Employers in Columbus and Atlanta also lean toward paying below-median salaries (25 percent lower and 21 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Sr. Compliance Officer

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Sr. Compliance Officer Salaries

Late-Career
▲11%

▲8%

▲6%

National Average
$89,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Sr. Compliance Officer Salaries

Anti-Money Laundering (AML)
▲46%

Legal Compliance
▲35%

Regulatory Compliance
▼0%

National Average
$89,000

Compliance (Financial)
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 9%