Compliance Manager Salary

The median pay for Compliance Managers comes out to approximately $74K per year in the United States, but employers in San Francisco offer the most; the average salary in that city is around $114K. Compliance Managers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+29 percent), Los Angeles (+28 percent), Boston (+28 percent), and Philadelphia (+21 percent). The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$45,911 - $109,043

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$13.65 - $34.71

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Salary
$45,911 - $109,043  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,653  
Profit Sharing
$375.00 - $11,000  
Commission
$0.00 - $7,250  
Total Pay (?
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$44,987 - $117,864  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,669
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Hourly Rate
$13.65 - $34.71  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $43.74  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,653  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $7,250  
Profit Sharing
$375.00 - $11,000  
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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$44,987 - $117,864  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 95
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Job Description for Compliance Manager

Compliance managers work on a company's legal, management, and compliance issues. They make sure that their company is up to date with all the regulatory requirements. Their tasks include conducting audits, identifying issues, filing reports, consulting with attorneys, assisting employees, analyzing sales, investigating customer complaints, guiding and teaching fellow employees, overseeing compliance systems, and verifying policies. Compliance managers typically need to be strong leaders, as well as strong communicators. This job is communication-heavy and requires frequent verbal and written communication with others. It is also helpful to be persuasive and an excellent problem solver; compliance managers generally have to analyze data and explain results to - and potentially persuade - higher management or attorneys.

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Compliance Manager Tasks

  • Perform routine internal audits to ensure that business is operating in accordance with regulations.
  • Consult with company about processes, practices, and systems and areas of improvement.
  • Create, implement, administer, and enforce policies, procedures and laws required for a company to operate in accordance with the law and regulations.
  • Establish and update a compliance manual.

Common Career Paths for Compliance Manager


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As Compliance Managers transition into upper-level roles such as VP of Compliance, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Compliance VPs earn $101K on average per year. The most common promotion for Compliance Managers is Compliance Director, a position that typically pays $96K annually. Another standard transition for Compliance Managers seeking advancement is to assume a Compliance Officer role, where pay is often $58K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Compliance Manager


Bringing up the rear, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC)'s median pay of $88K is the lowest in town; however, employee salaries widely range, with some making up to $124K.

Popular Skills for Compliance Manager


Compliance Managers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Training Program Development, Internal Audit, and Compliance (Financial) are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent, 9 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Those listing Safety Compliance as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. People Management and Trade Compliance also typically command lower compensation. The majority of those who know Risk Management / Risk Control also know Project Management. Most people experienced in Regulatory Compliance also know Legal Compliance, Project Management, and Compliance (Financial).

Pay by Experience Level for Compliance Manager

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Compliance Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The average beginner in this position makes around $61K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $77K. Compliance Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $83K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $86K on average.

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What is it like working as a Compliance Manager?

Compliance Manager in Indiantown:
"Office condition, work flexibility, stress level medium."
Pros: I like my job, I enjoy that I do so many different things.
Cons: I don't get paid enough to be in charge of so many things.

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Experience Affects Compliance Manager Salaries




National Average
$75,000


Skills That Affect Compliance Manager Salaries

Training Program Development
up arrow 24%



Risk Management / Risk Control
up arrow 3%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 2%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 2%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$75,000

Auditing
up arrow 2%

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

Policy Analysis
up arrow 2%



People Management
up arrow 20%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 317 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 10%
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