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International Trade Compliance Manager Salary

International Trade Compliance Managers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent approximately three in five of International Trade Compliance Managers. Salaries average out to around $83K per year and spread from $51K to $122K per year. Total cash compensation to International Trade Compliance Managers approaches anywhere from $51K on the lower end to $122K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $20K from bonuses and upwards of $13K from profit sharing. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most International Trade Compliance Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and nearly all earn dental coverage. Women International Trade Compliance Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men.
$50,707 - $112,627
MEDIAN: $83,191

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National Salary Data (?
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$50,707 - $112,627  
$0.00 - $19,627  
Profit Sharing
$360.00 - $13,000  
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).
$50,539 - $121,536  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 206
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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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Survey takers who work as International Trade Compliance Managers typically report just a few professional skills. Skill set and salary are closely correlated, and individuals who are practiced in Regulatory Compliance, Import Compliance and Trade Compliance abilities will see corresponding pay increases between 6 percent and 10 percent. 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.

More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $68K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $81K. International Trade Compliance Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $90K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $98K on average.

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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

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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.


53 %
47 %

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: 90%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 3%