Average Sr. Compliance Officer Salary

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The average salary for a Sr. Compliance Officer is $89,733.
MEDIAN $89,733
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$61k - $147k
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$514 - $12k
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$59k - $165k

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Job Description for Sr. Compliance Officer

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Sr. Compliance Officer

The top respondents for the job title Sr. Compliance Officer are from the companies J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), Citibank and Citigroup, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Citigroup, Inc. where the average pay is $152,008. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Citibank, earning around $141,976. J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) pays the lowest at around $77,250. BMO Financial Group also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $98,230.

Career Paths

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Sr. Compliance Officer
Compliance Officer
Vice President, Compliance Officer
Compliance Manager
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Popular Skills for Sr. Compliance Officer

Skills in Risk Management / Risk Control and Legal Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Financial Compliance, Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Regulatory Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Sr. Compliance Officer

An early career Sr. Compliance Officer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $76,178 based on 72 salaries. A mid-career Sr. Compliance Officer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $88,962 based on 154 salaries. An experienced Sr. Compliance Officer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $99,204 based on 172 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $105,706.
Employees with Sr. Compliance Officer in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 32.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Tampa, Florida (31.1% more) and Los Angeles, California (31.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Seattle, Washington (1.4% less).

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