Compliance/Policy Director Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Compliance/Policy Directors in the United States, with median pay hovering around $101K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Female Compliance/Policy Directors survey participants are more prevalent than men — 63 percent of professionals. Work is enjoyable for Compliance/Policy Directors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$55,977 - $148,994
MEDIAN: $100,542

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Compliance/Policy Director

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

Compliance/Policy Directors with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Although employees with less than five years' experience earn around $83K on average, the five-to-10 year group has a much higher, six-figure median of $101K. Compliance/Policy Directors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $110K. Compliance/Policy Directors who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $142K.

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Experience Affects Compliance/Policy Director Salaries

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Skills That Affect Compliance/Policy Director Salaries

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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%