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Regulatory Compliance Manager Salary

With around half of Regulatory Compliance Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Regulatory Compliance Managers is $75K annually and can range from $46K on the lower end to $123K per year near the higher end. Total incomes of Regulatory Compliance Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $16K from bonuses and close to $10K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $46K and $123K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most Regulatory Compliance Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$48,803 - $115,846
(Median)
$49K
$75K
$120K
MEDIAN: $74,603
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90%

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$15.34 - $40.00
(Median)
$15
$21
$40
MEDIAN: $20
10%
50%
90%

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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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,803 - $115,846  
   
Bonus
$164.87 - $15,812  
Profit Sharing
$505 - $10,045  
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).
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$46,447 - $122,800  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 728
National Hourly Rate 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.
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.34 - $40.00  
   
Overtime
$19.28 - $48.26  
National Annualized 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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$164.87 - $15,812  
   
Profit Sharing
$505 - $10,045  
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).
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$46,447 - $122,800  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39

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Job Description for Regulatory Compliance Manager

Organizations' employees must adhere to internal guidelines, and the organization must conform to governmental regulations as well. The regulatory compliance officer is in charge of ensuring those rules are known and followed. These managers may work for a specific organization or for a government agency; their duties may vary depending on the position. However, basic duties include conducting consistent and/or random monitoring to inspect an organization's operations, assess how compliant these operations are with rules and regulations, and offer feedback to those being inspected and those in charge so that appropriate changes may be made. Compliance officers also examine reports of activities that may indicate non-compliance and follow up on them. They complete reports for their employer as well, and they may be required to make formal presentations to managers. Regulatory compliance officer's must have a thorough understanding of the regulations related to their hiring organization; they must keep up to date on changes to those rules as well.

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Regulatory Compliance Manager Tasks

  • Collaborate with technical and operational personnel to refine and enforce compliance.
  • Compile and evaluate regulatory submissions like reports, renewals, variations, maintenance logs, etc.
  • Develop, disseminate, and enforce regulatory strategies, policies and guidelines.
  • Conduct feasibility and user test cases to identify, resolve, or escalate problems.

Common Career Paths for Regulatory Compliance Manager


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Regulatory Compliance Managers sometimes assume positions such as Chief Compliance Officers. That role pays $100K per year on average.

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Popular Skills for Regulatory Compliance Manager


Regulatory Compliance Managers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Auditing, Program Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent, 9 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Most people skilled in Legal Compliance are similarly competent in Project Management and Program Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Regulatory Compliance Manager

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $64K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $76K. Regulatory Compliance Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $89K. Regulatory Compliance Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $91K.

Pay Difference by Location


Denver is home to an above-average pay rate for Regulatory Compliance Managers, 26 percent higher than the national average. Regulatory Compliance Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+24 percent), New York (+18 percent), Boston (+17 percent), and Seattle (+15 percent). Regulatory Compliance Managers in Boise make 21 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Employers in Nashville and Pittsburgh also lean toward paying below-median salaries (16 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Regulatory Compliance Manager Salaries



National Average
$77,000



Skills That Affect Regulatory Compliance Manager Salaries

Auditing
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Regulatory Compliance
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Internal Audit
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National Average
$77,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 188 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 10%
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