Compliance Manager Salary

Compliance Managers in the United States earn an average of $74K annually, and top pay can be found in San Francisco, where the average is $115K. Compliance Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+30 percent), Los Angeles (+30 percent), Boston (+28 percent), and Philadelphia (+21 percent). Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$45,904 - $109,198
(Median)
$46K
$74K
$110K
MEDIAN: $73,756
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$13.42 - $34.54
(Median)
$13
$21
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,904 - $109,198  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,577  
Profit Sharing
$375.00 - $11,000  
Commission
$0.00 - $7,250  
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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$44,677 - $117,712  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,645
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.42 - $34.54  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $44.70  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,577  
   
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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$44,677 - $117,712  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 99
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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. As Compliance Managers progress in their field, many go on to become Compliance Directors. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and pay for the position is usually $97K per year. Another common career choice for Compliance Managers is to move into a Compliance Officer role. Typically, Compliance Officers get paid $58K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Compliance Manager


J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) reports the lowest median salary in the area (it's only $88K) but some workers make up to $124K, indicating a rather large gap in employee earnings.

Popular Skills for Compliance Manager


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Internal Audit, Compliance, Risk Management / Risk Control, and Regulatory Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 10 percent. Those listing Safety Compliance as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. People Management and Legal Research also typically command lower compensation. Experience with Legal Compliance is often linked with knowledge of Regulatory Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Compliance Manager

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


For Compliance Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. 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 $82K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $86K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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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



Risk Management / Risk Control
up arrow 4%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 3%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$75,000

Policy Analysis
up arrow 1%

Trade Compliance
up arrow 1%

Auditing
up arrow 2%

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

Legal Research
up arrow 4%

People Management
up arrow 20%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 320 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: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 10%
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