Compliance Manager Salary

Compliance Managers in the United States can expect wages of $74K annually on average. With some bonuses approaching $17K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $13K, overall incomes of Compliance Managers spread between $44K and $120K depending on individual performance. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure and the specific company. Women make up the majority of Compliance Managers (64 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Compliance Managers. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$47,172 - $112,707
$47K
$74K
$110K
MEDIAN: $74,289
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$12.51 - $37.43
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MEDIAN: $19.49
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,172 - $112,707  
   
Bonus
$800 - $16,567  
Profit Sharing
$0.81 - $12,822  
Total Pay (?
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$44,381 - $119,609  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,427
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.51 - $37.43  
   
Overtime
$19.08 - $58.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$800 - $16,567  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.81 - $12,822  
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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$44,381 - $119,609  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 97
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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Compliance Manager


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It's not very common for Compliance Managers to move on to become Compliance VPs. Average pay for a VP of Compliance is $104K annually. Typical career progression for a Compliance Manager involves becoming a Compliance Director or a Chief Compliance Officer, roles that pay $24K more and $28K more on average.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Compliance Manager


Morgan Stanley attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $106K.

Popular Skills for Compliance Manager


Compliance Managers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Anti-Money Laundering, Legal Research, Trade Compliance, and Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 9 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Safety Compliance, HIPAA Compliance, and Data Analysis. The majority of those who know Regulatory Compliance also know Legal Compliance, Project Management, and Compliance (Financial). Skill sets containing Risk Management / Risk Control also tend to include Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Compliance Manager

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


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $64K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $79K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Compliance Managers make a median salary of $87K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $84K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $74,998

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

For Compliance Managers, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 46 percent above the national average. Compliance Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+29 percent), Boston (+25 percent), Houston (+21 percent), and Detroit (+19 percent). Falling short of the national average by 1 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Seattle.

Compliance Manager Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Compliance Manager

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 250 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Compliance Manager Salaries

▲17%

▲12%

▲6%

National Average
$75,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Compliance Manager Salaries








Project Management
▼0%

Policy Analysis
▼0%

National Average
$75,000

▼2%


Program Management
▼5%



Safety Compliance
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 250 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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