Customs Compliance Manager Salary

Customs Compliance Managers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent just under three-fifths of Customs Compliance Managers. Salaries average out to around $78K annually and spread from $49K to $113K per year. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Female Customs Compliance Managers survey participants are more prevalent than men — 65 percent of professionals. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$48,670 - $103,139
MEDIAN: $77,721

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$48,670 - $103,139  
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$950 - $6,900  
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$48,703 - $113,077  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 109
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Job Description for Customs Compliance Manager

  • 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.

For Customs Compliance Managers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $69K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $82K. Customs Compliance Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $84K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Customs Compliance Managers with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $94K.

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Experience Affects Customs Compliance Manager Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.


65 %
35 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 4%