International Trade Compliance Manager Salary

International Trade Compliance Managers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent nearly three in five of International Trade Compliance Managers. Salaries average out to around $83K annually and spread from $51K to $122K per year. Overall cash earnings for International Trade Compliance Managers stretch from $51K on the lower end to $122K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $19K from bonuses and $17K from profit sharing. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 52 percent. Nearly all get medical and dental insurance, and a strong majority get vision plans, too. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$50,677 - $114,685
MEDIAN: $83,225

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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.
$50,677 - $114,685  
$0.00 - $19,380  
Profit Sharing
$370.95 - $17,452  
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).
$50,670 - $122,353  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 284
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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 usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Regulatory Compliance, Trade Compliance, Export Compliance, and Import Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Import Compliance and Export Compliance. Many workers who know Regulatory Compliance also know 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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $66K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $82K. International Trade Compliance Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $89K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $98K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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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

Export 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: 73% employee benefits None: 3%