What does a Lead Compliance Analyst do?

Compliance analysts coordinate the operations within companies and organizations to ensure they are in compliance with local, federal, and state government regulations. As the gatekeeper of compliance both inside and outside the company, they work to ensure that the activities at their employer adhere to the guidelines established by either the government or nonprofit entities that regulate them.

Compliance analysts plan and coordinate the operational activities within a company or organization to ensure compliance with governmental regulations and ordinances they work in settings including schools, hospitals, corporations, and nonprofits. They ensure that all policies and procedures are implemented and well-documented and perform internal reviews to identify compliance problems that call for further or formal attention. They are responsible for the development of risk management strategies at the organization to help avoid non-compliance, and they are fluent in industry compliance regulations and policies and stay in contact with compliance regulators. Compliance analysts need a bachelor’s degree and related field experience as well as writing, communication, and computer skills.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.7 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.5 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Lead Compliance Analyst Salaries

Average Base Pay

$101,670 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $102K
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Lead Compliance Analyst Career Path

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Audley TravelAudley Travel
China Specialist
Apr 14, 2020

“Apparently my sales performance wasn't good enough and I wasn't focusing on my role.”

Senior Compliance Specialist
Aug 3, 2020

“Work/life balance is highly encouraged and I do not feel like a slave to my work.”

State Tax AdvisorsState Tax Advisors
Compliance Specialist
Jun 7, 2019

“I have been extremely satisfied with my career development since I’ve started and the opportunities are endless.”

Payroll Officer
Feb 21, 2021

“No team spirit and definitely one of the worst team I have worked for in my 17 year career.”

HealthEquity Inc.HealthEquity Inc.
Compliance Specialist
Jun 3, 2020

“HSA is the only benefit option which is not great for people with children and/or health issues.”

Husky Energy
Senior Document Control Lead
Aug 1, 2019

“No recognition for ANY of the work I do as the ONLY document control for 6 projects.”

Bank of AmericaBank of America
Compliance Specialist
Feb 20, 2021

“Job security if you do your job well and opportunities to grow your career is you do your job exceedingly well and build relationships.”

Risk and Compliance Analyst
Mar 12, 2021

“Flexibility and good career progression”

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