Compliance Director Salary

Compliance Directors in the United States can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $100K) surpassing six figures annually. Total cash compensation to Compliance Directors approaches anywhere from $56K on the lower end to $181K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $33K from bonuses and upwards of $24K from profit sharing. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Compliance Directors. There are more female Compliance Directors who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 63 percent. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$58,988 - $158,853
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$100K
$160K
MEDIAN: $99,981
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$14.00 - $45.00
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$0$181K
Salary $58,988 - $158,853
Bonus $1,020 - $32,803
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $24,240
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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$56,470 - $181,397
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 747
Hourly Data $0$58
Hourly Rate $14.00 - $45.00
Overtime $35.37
Annual Data $0$181K
Bonus $1,020 - $32,803
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $24,240
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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$56,470 - $181,397
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 19

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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

  • 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.
  • Lead team responsible for regulatory compliance.

Common Career Paths for Compliance Director


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Compliance Directors tend not to experience significant pay changes as they move up the career ladder to roles like VP of Compliance. The two jobs pay about the same on average.

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Popular Skills for Compliance Director


Compliance Directors seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Anti-Money Laundering and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 32 percent and 30 percent, respectively. Those listing Auditing as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Safety Compliance and Compliance also typically command lower compensation. Those familiar with Regulatory Compliance also tend to know Legal Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Compliance Director

Pay by Experience for a Compliance Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Compliance Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 183 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Compliance Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 253 salaries. An experienced Compliance Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $116,000 based on 336 salaries. A Compliance Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $129,000 based on 168 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $103,204

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Compliance Directors, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 58 percent above the national average. Compliance Directors will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+40 percent), Philadelphia (+39 percent), Chicago (+35 percent), and New York (+27 percent). Compliance Directors in Columbus make 36 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Employers pay around 20 percent less in Indianapolis and 16 percent less in Portland, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Q: What is it like working as a Compliance Director?

Compliance Director in Sacramento:
"Busy Learning."
Pros: Ability to learn.
Cons: Future unknown.

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Key Stats for Compliance Director

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 112 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Compliance Director Salaries

▲25%

▲12%

National Average
$103,000

▼4%

▼30%

Skills That Affect Compliance Director Salaries

Anti-Money Laundering (AML)
▲32%

Project Management
▲30%


National Average
$103,000



Contract Management
▼3%




Compliance (Financial)
▼13%

Safety Compliance
▼23%

Auditing
▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 112 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 10%
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