Senior Compliance Analyst Salary

Earnings for Senior Compliance Analysts in the United States come in at around $72K per year on average. Final cash compensation to Senior Compliance Analysts varies from around $55K to approximately $104K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $10K and $10K, respectively. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by location, but experience level and the specific company are influential factors as well. In this profession, almost all enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a fair number have vision insurance, as well. Women make up a slight majority of Senior Compliance Analysts (58 percent) survey respondents. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$54,474 - $97,186
$54K
$72K
$97K
MEDIAN: $72,042
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50%
90%

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$20.13 - $54.63
$20
$28
$55
MEDIAN: $27.86
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$0$104K
Salary $54,474 - $97,186
Bonus $154.56 - $10,236
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $6,183
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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$55,003 - $104,650
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 387
Hourly Data $0$54
Hourly Rate $20.13 - $54.63
Overtime $27.99 - $53.24
Annual Data $0$104K
Bonus $154.56 - $10,236
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $6,183
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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$55,003 - $104,650
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 20

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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

  • 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.
  • Represent interests of organization in regulatory affairs.
  • Keep current on industry rules and regulations.
  • Act as liaison with organization and its industry governing bodies.

Common Career Paths for Senior Compliance Analyst


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Many Senior Compliance Analysts move into a Compliance Manager role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Compliance Managers on average bring in a similar salary to Senior Compliance Analysts.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Compliance Analyst


Popular Skills for Senior Compliance Analyst


Senior Compliance Analysts seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Sarbanes-Oxley, Project Management, Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Audit, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 12 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Auditing, Legal Research, and Compliance. Most people skilled in Compliance are similarly competent in Legal Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Compliance Analyst

Pay by Experience for a Senior Compliance Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Compliance Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 164 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior 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 $74,000 based on 155 salaries. An experienced Senior Compliance Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 100 salaries. A Senior 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 $89,000 based on 23 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $73,604

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

For Senior Compliance Analysts, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 21 percent above the national average. Senior Compliance Analysts will also find cushy salaries in New York (+18 percent), Washington (+16 percent), Los Angeles (+15 percent), and Boston (+9 percent). With compensation 19 percent below the national average, Indianapolis is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers in Columbus and Atlanta also lean toward paying below-median salaries (12 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

Senior Compliance Analyst Reviews

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

Senior Compliance Analyst in Philadelphia:
Pros: I enjoy the the high level investigative work and my colleagues.
Cons: There is an occasional lack of transparency both in decisions made and in terms of negotiating ability.

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Key Stats for Senior Compliance Analyst

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Senior Compliance Analyst Salaries

▲21%

▲5%

▼0%

National Average
$74,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Senior Compliance Analyst Salaries


Project Management
▲8%

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliance Audit
▲7%

Microsoft Excel
▲6%

Risk Management / Risk Control
▲5%

Anti-Money Laundering (AML)
▲4%


Data Analysis
▲1%

National Average
$74,000


Research Analysis
▼4%

Insurance
▼5%


Auditing
▼14%

Legal Research
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 81%
no benefits
None: 6%
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