Customs Compliance Manager Salary

Three in five of Customs Compliance Managers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $49K to $113K per year, but median earnings come to around $77K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Women make up the majority of Customs Compliance Managers (64 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Customs Compliance Managers largely appreciate their work and find this position highly satisfactory. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 112
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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.

Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Customs Compliance Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $67K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $80K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Customs Compliance Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $84K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $91K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Customs Compliance Manager Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.


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Years of Experience

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 4%