Compliance Director Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Compliance Director is $95,258 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Risk Management / Risk Control and Regulatory Compliance.
Compliance Director Total Pay (?
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$54,298 - $142,630
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MEDIAN: $95,258
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Compliance Director Total Pay (?
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$12.45 - $63.24
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$54,298 - $142,630  
   
Bonus
$1,011 - $30,686  
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $19,678  
Commission
$3,966 - $15,335  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$53,098 - $167,344  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 787
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$12.45 - $63.24  
   
Overtime
$0.21 - $32.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,011 - $30,686  
   
Commission
$3,966 - $15,335  
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $19,678  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$53,098 - $167,344  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 787
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Job Description for Compliance Director

Compliance directors are responsible for ensuring that corporations or agencies conform to all rules, regulations, and laws relevant to their functions. For example, compliance directors at medical insurance companies analyze policies and practices to guarantee they adhere to state and federal Medicare and Medicaid standards and to state and federal laws related to treatment and patient care. In the banking industry, compliance directors analyze investments and policies to ensure their legal and regulatory status is in proper order, and they offer risk assessments of possible legal and regulatory issues that may arise in the future. If a violation does occur, compliance directors are responsible for managing and correcting the problem as well as instituting policy to eliminate the lapse in regulatory compliance.
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Compliance Director Tasks
  • Lead team responsible for regulatory compliance.
  • Research new and existing laws, regulations, policies, and industry standards and identify existing and emerging business practice issues and risks of company.
  • Propose solutions relating to compliance requirements that impact the company’s products and business.
  • Evaluate the adequacy of internal control and identify inefficient business processes that hinder compliance.

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Pay by Experience Level for Compliance Director

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Pay Difference By Location

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Philadelphia
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Los Angeles
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Denver
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National Average
$99,000
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Experience Affects Compliance Director Salaries

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$99,000

Skills That Affect Compliance Director Salaries

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$99,000

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Gender

Female
63%
female alumni
 
Male
37%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 7%
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