Compliance/Policy Director Salary

Compensation for Compliance/Policy Directors in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($101K). For the most part, Compliance/Policy Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Compliance/Policy Directors (63 percent) who took the survey are female. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$55,977 - $148,994
MEDIAN: $100,542

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$55,977 - $148,994  
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$54,596 - $167,999  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 76
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Job Description for Compliance/Policy Director

  • Conduct internal reviews or audits to ensure that compliance procedures are followed.
  • Provide objective, independent review of compliance risk.
  • Evaluate emerging compliance issues and trends.
  • Develop, implement and communicate compliance policies and procedures.
  • Assure proper reporting and documentation.

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Professional skills reported by Compliance/Policy Directors are few in number. Most notably, facility with Regulatory Compliance and Legal Compliance are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 30 percent and 16 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Compliance/Policy Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

For many Compliance/Policy Directors, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Folks with fewer than five years of experience earn around $83K on average, but respondents who have racked up five to 10 years benefit from a six-figure median of $101K. For Compliance/Policy Directors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $110K. Compliance/Policy Directors who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $142K.

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Experience Affects Compliance/Policy Director Salaries

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Skills That Affect Compliance/Policy Director Salaries

Regulatory Compliance
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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.


63 %
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 7%