Two-thirds of Customs Compliance Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $51K to $125K per year, and the average comes out to $82K per year. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. For the most part, Customs Compliance Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Customs Compliance Managers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 51 percent of the field. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$50,951 - $117,299
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$51K
$82K
$120K
MEDIAN: $82,245
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$-0.49 - $16,638  
Profit Sharing
$12,687  
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$51,468 - $124,615  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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Job Description for Customs Compliance Manager

Customs compliance managers help manage compliance matters in a customs environment, such as reviewing objects, packages, and other materials to verify that they meet standard regulations to prevent delays at customs entry points. They typically work in an office setting and use a personal computer to process information and must be proficient with Office applications to communicate, receive up-to-date information, and download forms for compliance.

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Customs Compliance Manager Tasks

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

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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.


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $70K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $77K on average. On average, Customs Compliance Managers make $88K following one to two decades on the job. Customs Compliance Managers who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $87K.

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Experience Affects Customs Compliance Manager Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
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National Average
$86,000

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

Export Compliance
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Import Compliance
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National Average
$86,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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