With approximately two in three of Customs Compliance Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Customs Compliance Managers is $82K per year and can range from $51K on the lower end to $126K per year near the higher end. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Customs Compliance Managers making up 56 percent of survey respondents. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Most Customs Compliance Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$51,707 - $117,956
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MEDIAN: $81,571
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$400.00 - $16,000  
Profit Sharing
$9,000  
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$51,165 - $126,045  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 69

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Job Description for Customs Compliance Manager

Customs compliance managers have numerous responsibilities and provide advice and guidance to senior management to ensure compliance with current customs laws, which is critical for the application of U.S. government regulations such as the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), U.S Customs and Border Protection Regulations, and Office of Foreign Asset Controls (OFAC).

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Customs Compliance Manager Tasks

  • Create and update customs and regulatory policy, documentation and processes.
  • Support and train staff on regulations, policies and best practices.
  • Review and update customs documentation, including declarations and coding.
  • Cultivate relations with government and customs entities to encourage communication.
  • Lead, evaluate and make recommendations based on audits and identified risks.

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Pay by Experience Level for Customs Compliance Manager

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


Customs Compliance Managers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $70K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $74K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Customs Compliance Managers make a median salary of $87K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $90K.

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Key Stats for Customs Compliance Manager

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
044
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Customs Compliance Manager Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$85,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Customs Compliance Manager Salaries

Export Compliance
up arrow 64%

Import Compliance
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National Average
$85,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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