Compliance Manager Salary

Compliance Managers in the United States pull down an average of $74K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $19K and $15K, respectively — total cash payment to Compliance Managers can bottom out near $45K or peak near $120K depending on individual performance. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geographic location, though career duration and the specific company have a (lesser) impact as well. For the most part, Compliance Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Compliance Managers survey participants are largely women, dominating at 60 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$46,559 - $111,347
(Median)
$47K
$74K
$110K
MEDIAN: $74,096
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$13.35 - $34.53
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$13
$21
$35
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,559 - $111,347  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,553  
Profit Sharing
$96.35 - $14,813  
Commission
$5,000  
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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$45,399 - $120,158  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,959
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.35 - $34.53  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $43.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,553  
   
Commission
$5,000  
Profit Sharing
$96.35 - $14,813  
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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$45,399 - $120,158  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 124
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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 $103K on average per year. 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 $98K. Another frequent advance is for Compliance Managers to assume a Compliance Officer role; in this role, workers often earn $59K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Compliance Manager


J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) is infamous for dishing out the smallest paychecks in the area (the median in that office is $86K), but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $65K while workers on the upper end may rake in $124K.

Popular Skills for Compliance Manager


Compliance Managers seem to wield many skills on the job. Lucky workers who know Training Program Development can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 20 percent above average. Compliance (Financial) and Trade Compliance are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 6 percent and 20 percent. Those listing Training as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Safety Compliance and HIPAA Compliance also typically command lower compensation. Regulatory Compliance is a skill commonly found among those who know Legal Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Compliance Manager

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


Compliance Managers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $62K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $79K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $84K in this role. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $86K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $75,284

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

For Compliance Managers, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 43 percent above the national average. Compliance Managers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+30 percent), Washington (+28 percent), Los Angeles (+25 percent), and Philadelphia (+22 percent). With compensation 12 percent below the national average, San Diego is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

Compliance Manager Reviews

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 20%



Legal Compliance
up arrow 3%

Risk Management / Risk Control
up arrow 3%

Internal Audit
up arrow 3%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 2%

Auditing
0%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$75,000

Policy Analysis
up arrow 2%

Legal Research
up arrow 3%

Data Analysis
up arrow 4%

HIPAA Compliance
up arrow 8%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 19%

Training
up arrow 45%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 340 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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