Six-figure salaries are the norm for Compliance/Policy Directors in the United States, with median pay hovering around $105K per year. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 55 percent. Work is enjoyable for Compliance/Policy Directors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,411 - $160,387
MEDIAN: $105,254

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$49,411 - $160,387  
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$47,500 - $181,657  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 57

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Job Description for Compliance/Policy Director

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

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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. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $60K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $82K. After one to two decades on the job, professionals can reap plentiful salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $128K. Compliance/Policy Directors who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $162K on average.

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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.


55 %
45 %

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: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 6%