Compliance Manager Salary

Pay for Compliance Managers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $74K per year. With some bonuses approaching $19K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $15K, overall incomes of Compliance Managers spread between $45K and $120K depending on individual performance. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by residence, followed by tenure and the particular employer. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Female Compliance Managers are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (60 percent) are women. For the most part, Compliance Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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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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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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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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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Compliance Managers who transition into a VP of Compliance role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $103K per year. A Compliance Director role is the most common promotion for Compliance Managers moving up the ladder, and pay for the position tends to be around the $98K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Compliance Managers is a Compliance Officer position, where earnings are usually $59K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Compliance Manager


J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $86K, but on the other end, some employees may earn up to $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. Competency in Legal Compliance frequently indicates 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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $62K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $79K. Compliance Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $84K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $86K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $75,284

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

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Compliance Managers, 43 percent higher than 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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