Compliance Manager Salary

For Compliance Managers, yearly average wages total $74K annually. Overall cash earnings for Compliance Managers stretch from $45K on the lower end to $118K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $18K from bonuses and $10K from profit sharing. While experience level and the particular employer impact pay for this group, geographic location is the most influential factor. The majority of Compliance Managers (61 percent) who took the survey are women. For the most part, Compliance Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$45,983 - $109,481
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$46K
$74K
$110K
MEDIAN: $73,873
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$13.38 - $34.67
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,983 - $109,481  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,648  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $10,406  
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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$44,880 - $118,034  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,654
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.38 - $34.67  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $43.50  
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 - $17,648  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $7,250  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $10,406  
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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$44,880 - $118,034  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 96
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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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Compliance Managers who go on to become Compliance VPs may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Compliance VPs is $101K annually. Becoming a Compliance Director is, more often than not, the most common role that Compliance Managers move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. The average salary for the position is $96K. Another frequent advance is for Compliance Managers to assume a Compliance Officer role; in this role, workers often earn $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 require a rather large skill set. 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. It is often found that people who know Risk Management / Risk Control are also skilled 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.


For many Compliance Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $61K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $77K. Compliance Managers see a median salary of $83K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $86K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Compliance Managers, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 51 percent greater than the national average. Compliance Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+30 percent), Los Angeles (+29 percent), Boston (+29 percent), and Philadelphia (+21 percent). Falling short of the national average by 12 percent, the area with the worst salaries is San Diego.

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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

Auditing
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Policy Analysis
up arrow 1%

Trade Compliance
up arrow 1%


People Management
up arrow 20%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 318 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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