Compliance/Policy Director Salary

Generous salaries abound for Compliance/Policy Directors in the United States, with average pay above six figures ($97K) per year. 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. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$56,728 - $146,810
MEDIAN: $96,928

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$54,992 - $166,572  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 70
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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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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Compliance/Policy Directors with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Individuals with less than five years' experience take home around $86K. In contrast, though, people who have been on the job for five to 10 years report a six-figure median of $101K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $106K in this role. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Compliance/Policy Directors with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $129K.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 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: 91% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 7%