Compliance Analyst Salary

Compliance Analysts in the United States take home an average $56K per year. Total cash compensation for Compliance Analysts runs from $37K to $81K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $10K and profit sharing that can reach almost $5K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the specific employer, followed by the particular city and tenure. Job satisfaction for Compliance Analysts is high. Female Compliance Analysts survey participants are more prevalent than men — 61 percent of professionals. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,515 - $79,643
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$56K
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MEDIAN: $55,995
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$14.80 - $30.07
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$0$81K
Salary $39,515 - $79,643
Bonus $306.04 - $9,986
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $6,851
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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$37,260 - $81,286
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,436
Hourly Data $0$47
Hourly Rate $14.80 - $30.07
Overtime $20.69 - $47.51
Annual Data $0$81K
Bonus $306.04 - $9,986
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $6,851
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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$37,260 - $81,286
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 331

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Job Description for Compliance Analyst

Compliance analysts are responsible for ensuring that compliance has been achieved inside and/or outside their organizations.

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Compliance Analyst Tasks

  • Aggregate, process, and distribute compliance-related data.
  • Support implementation of compliance policies and procedures.
  • Evaluate organizational compliance performance.

Common Career Paths for Compliance Analyst


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As Compliance Analysts transition into upper-level roles such as VP of Compliance, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Compliance VPs earn $104K on average per year. Going from Compliance Analyst to Compliance Manager is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are $74K. Many others choose to work as Compliance Specialists, where pay is typically $48K.

Compliance Analyst Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Compliance Analyst


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Compliance Analysts include J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), Bank of America Corp. (BOFA), Universal American Corp., American Express Co. (AMEX), and Paypal, Inc. Compliance Analysts flock to Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP) for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $63K lead the pack in compensation. Also paying near the top of the field are Citigroup, Inc. at $61K, Western Union at $59K, and American Express Co. (AMEX), where Compliance Analysts annually earn $57K.

A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include M&T Bank Corp ($48K), Universal American Corp. ($50K), and Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) ($51K).

Popular Skills for Compliance Analyst


Survey results imply that Compliance Analysts deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Legal Compliance, Project Management, Risk Management / Risk Control, and Legal Research are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 9 percent. Those listing Database Management & Reporting as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Data Analysis and Microsoft Excel also typically command lower compensation. It is often found that people who know Compliance are also skilled in Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Compliance Analyst

Pay by Experience for a Compliance Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Compliance Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 1,138 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Compliance Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 422 salaries. An experienced Compliance Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 232 salaries. A Compliance Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 48 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,568

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

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Compliance Analysts, 23 percent above the national average. Compliance Analysts will also find cushy salaries in New York (+22 percent), Philadelphia (+15 percent), Chicago (+13 percent), and Charlotte (+12 percent). Phoenix is the lowest-paying area, 9 percent south of the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Denver and Atlanta (6 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

Compliance Analyst Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Compliance Analyst?

Compliance Analyst in Las Vegas:
"Always Learning."
Pros: The learning curve is high and the deadlines are tight.
Cons: The learning curve is constant among various departments.

Compliance Analyst in Tampa:
"Field Sales Expense Analyst."
Pros: Under guidelines established by the US Sunshine Act and company policies, analyze submitted expense report Healthcare Professional Meal charges. Ensure all Physician and non-Physician attendees listed on the roster are captured correctly w/in the Concur expense system. Ensure rosters and receipts are legible. Ensure the correct Physician and associated profile is entered in Concur. Record all expense report rejections by error type in Excel spreadsheet. Create error reports using approved format whenever error(s) occur.
Cons:

Compliance Analyst in New York:
Pros: Work/life balance and ability to work from home.
Cons: Pay could be higher.

Compliance Analyst in San Jose:
"Interesting."
Pros: Analyzing Data and communicating w/customers.
Cons: Colleagues who don't know their job.

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Key Stats for Compliance Analyst

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 268 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Compliance Analyst Salaries

▲21%

▲12%

▲9%

National Average
$55,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Compliance Analyst Salaries




Risk Management / Risk Control
▲5%



▲2%




Insurance
▼0%

National Average
$55,000

Research Analysis
▼1%



Database Management & Reporting
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 268 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 12%
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