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International Trade Compliance Manager Salary

International Trade Compliance Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and three-fifths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $84K per year, but may range from $51K to $122K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $20K and $10K, respectively — total cash payment to International Trade Compliance Managers can bottom out near $51K or peak near $122K depending on individual performance. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of International Trade Compliance Managers (51 percent) survey respondents. Almost all claim medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$51,119 - $115,085
MEDIAN: $83,814

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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.
$51,119 - $115,085  
$0.00 - $19,727  
Profit Sharing
$366.25 - $10,174  
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).
$50,504 - $122,242  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 249

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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 9 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Import Compliance. Regulatory Compliance and Trade Compliance are also commonly seen together.

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 with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $70K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $84K. International Trade Compliance Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $90K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned International Trade Compliance Managers with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $98K.

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Experience Affects International Trade Compliance Manager Salaries

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Skills That Affect International Trade Compliance Manager Salaries

Trade Compliance
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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

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


51 %
49 %

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%