Compliance Manager Salary (United States)

A typical Compliance Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $73,565 per year. Pay begins at $42,951 on the low end and climbs to $115,156 per year near the top. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A strong majority enjoy medical while most get dental coverage in this occupation. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. More than half of Compliance Managers (61 percent) are women. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Compliance Manager Salary (?
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$44,769 - $106,085
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MEDIAN: $72,399
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Compliance Manager Salary (?
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$13.49 - $34.23
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,769 - $106,085  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,377  
Profit Sharing
$250.83 - $10,155  
Commission
$0.00 - $3,500  
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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$42,951 - $115,156  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,326
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$13.49 - $34.23  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $44.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,377  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $3,500  
Profit Sharing
$250.83 - $10,155  
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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$42,951 - $115,156  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 90
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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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While not commonly found, Compliance Managers who move on to become Chief Compliance Officers bring in an additional $26K annually. A Compliance Director role is the most prevalent career advancement for Compliance Managers, and paychecks swell by $23K per year. a Compliance Officer position is another common transition for Compliance Managers; in this role, salaries typically decrease by $16,744.

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Popular Skills for Compliance Manager

Compliance Managers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Internal Audit, Compliance (Financial), Project Management, and Regulatory Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 16 percent, 7 percent, 5 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like People Management, Legal Research, and Auditing. Those familiar with Legal Compliance also tend to know Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Compliance Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Compliance Managers, level of experience is overall a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation—more experience does not yield dramatically higher pay—and pay raises are largely incremental. Beginning workers can expect to earn $59K starting out, which grows to $77K after five to 10 years. Pay amounts to $82K after 10 to 20 years. After two decades on the job, Compliance Managers see salary growth dwindle, averaging $84K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about a third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 1 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 13 percent. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; more than half of those surveyed fall within this distribution.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$74,000
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Compliance Managers will find that Los Angeles offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 52 percent. Also paying near the top of the field are Boston, Washington, San Francisco, and Philadelphia, where Compliance Managers annually earn 42 percent, 38 percent, 31 percent, and 22 percent more than the national average. Compliance Managers in Miami take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 21 percent less than the national average. Workers in San Diego and Houston earn less than others in this profession; their -21 percent and -16 percent-salaries fall short of the national average.

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Experience Affects Compliance Manager Salaries

National Average
$74,000

Skills That Affect Compliance Manager Salaries

Regulatory Compliance
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Risk Management / Risk Control
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Legal Compliance
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Data Analysis
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Policy Analysis
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Trade Compliance
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National Average
$74,000
Auditing
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Legal Research
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People Management
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
61%
female alumni
 
Male
39%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 11%
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