Compliance Director Salary

Compliance Directors receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $100K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Cash earnings for Compliance Directors — including $33K in bonuses and $24K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $56K to $182K depending on individual performance. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Compliance Directors. More than half of Compliance Directors (63 percent) survey participants are women. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$57,722 - $159,122
$58K
$100K
$160K
MEDIAN: $99,734
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$14.00 - $45.00
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MEDIAN: $18.80
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$57,722 - $159,122  
   
Bonus
$981 - $33,142  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $24,240  
Total Pay (?
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$55,811 - $182,137  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 774
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Hourly Rate
$14.00 - $45.00  
   
Overtime
$35.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$981 - $33,142  
   
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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$55,811 - $182,137  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 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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As Compliance Directors make advancements in their career path, their salaries may not change right away. For example, the higher-level VP of Compliance position pays around the same amount as the Compliance Director job on average.

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Popular Skills for Compliance Director


Compliance Directors report using a deep pool 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 33 percent and 31 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 educated in Regulatory Compliance tend to be well versed in 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: $102,388

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

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Compliance Directors, 59 percent higher than the national average. Compliance Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+41 percent), Philadelphia (+40 percent), Chicago (+36 percent), and New York (+29 percent). Compliance Directors in Columbus earn salaries far below the national average by 35 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Indianapolis (19 percent lower) and Portland (15 percent lower).

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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 105 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Compliance Director Salaries

▲26%

▲13%

National Average
$102,000

▼4%

▼29%

Skills That Affect Compliance Director Salaries

Anti-Money Laundering (AML)
▲33%

Project Management
▲31%



National Average
$102,000


Contract Management
▼2%




Compliance (Financial)
▼12%

Safety Compliance
▼23%

Auditing
▼29%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 105 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 10%
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