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International Trade Compliance Manager Salary

International Trade Compliance Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — close to three-fifths have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $51K to $122K per year, median earnings come to $84K annually. In the world of International Trade Compliance Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $20K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $18K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $51K and $122K. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Work is enjoyable for International Trade Compliance Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of International Trade Compliance Managers (52 percent) survey respondents. Nearly all receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision plans.

$50,942 - $114,829
MEDIAN: $83,855

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$50,942 - $114,829  
$0.00 - $19,608  
Profit Sharing
$369.20 - $17,540  
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).
$50,571 - $122,466  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 262

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Job Description for International Trade Compliance Manager

International trade compliance managers are responsible for managing all compliance aspects of international trade on behalf of their organization. They are in charge of leading a team of trade professionals to fulfill all company and government requirements for their trade projects. In addition, these individuals create effective export and import initiatives to increase productivity and reduce trade-related issues. The international trade compliance manager's main functions also include verifying trade documents, authorizing business decisions, reviewing marketing and execution documentation, and managing the development and submission of transaction licenses, agreements, and other regulatory appeals.


International Trade 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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International Trade Compliance Managers report a narrow range of specific skills. Regulatory Compliance and Trade Compliance are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 8 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Import Compliance. Competency in Regulatory Compliance frequently indicates knowledge of Trade Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for International Trade Compliance Manager

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

International Trade Compliance Managers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average beginner in this position makes around $66K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $85K. International Trade Compliance Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $90K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $97K.

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Experience Affects International Trade Compliance Manager Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect International Trade Compliance Manager Salaries

Trade Compliance
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National Average

Import Compliance
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.


52 %
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 91%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 3%