The average Compliance Manager in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $75K per year. In the world of Compliance Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $17K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $14K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $45K and $119K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by residence, but years of experience and the individual firm are influential factors as well. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Compliance Managers. The majority of Compliance Managers (64 percent) who took the survey are female. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$47,458 - $112,289
$47K
$75K
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MEDIAN: $74,818
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$12.57 - $38.49
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,458 - $112,289  
   
Bonus
$753 - $17,006  
Profit Sharing
$0.79 - $13,906  
Commission
$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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$44,772 - $119,454  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,475
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.57 - $38.49  
   
Overtime
$18.38 - $58.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$753 - $17,006  
   
Commission
$7,250  
Profit Sharing
$0.79 - $13,906  
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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$44,772 - $119,454  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 100

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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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Compliance Managers sometimes assume positions such as Compliance VPs. That role pays $104K per year on average. Compliance Directors or Chief Compliance Officers are common next-step roles for Compliance Managers moving up in their careers; annual pay for Compliance Directors is $23K higher on average, and it's $27K higher for Chief Compliance Officers.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Compliance Manager


For Compliance Managers, comfortable salaries can be found at Morgan Stanley; in fact, median earnings sit around $106K, the highest in the area.

Popular Skills for Compliance Manager


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Anti-Money Laundering, Trade Compliance, Compliance, and Legal Research are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 11 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Safety Compliance, Program Management, and HIPAA Compliance. Most people skilled in Risk Management / Risk Control are similarly competent in Project Management. Those familiar with Regulatory Compliance also tend to know Legal Compliance, Project Management, and Compliance (Financial).

Pay by Experience Level for Compliance Manager

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


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $63K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $79K. Compliance Managers bring in $88K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $85K by contrast.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $75,529

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

Compliance Managers will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 50 percent. Compliance Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+26 percent), Boston (+24 percent), Baltimore (+21 percent), and Houston (+20 percent). Phoenix ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 3 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Seattle and Denver (2 percent lower).

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 253 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Compliance Manager Salaries




National Average
$76,000


Skills That Affect Compliance Manager Salaries








Project Management
0%

Policy Analysis
0%

National Average
$76,000





Program Management
up arrow 14%

Safety Compliance
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 253 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

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