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Regulatory Compliance Manager Salary

For Regulatory Compliance Managers, annual average wages total $73K per year. Overall cash earnings for Regulatory Compliance Managers stretch from $46K on the lower end to $120K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $16K from bonuses and $8K from profit sharing. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Regulatory Compliance Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. More than half of Regulatory Compliance Managers (61 percent) survey participants are women. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
$47,988 - $113,315
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MEDIAN: $73,244
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$15.38 - $37.85
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,988 - $113,315  
   
Bonus
$397.32 - $15,514  
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $7,946  
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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$46,075 - $120,400  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 772
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.38 - $37.85  
   
Overtime
$19.82 - $47.59  
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$397.32 - $15,514  
   
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $7,946  
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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$46,075 - $120,400  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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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 usually experience a big boost in pay as they move up the career ladder to upper-level roles like Chief Compliance Officer. The average pay for a Chief Compliance Officer is $100K annually.

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Popular Skills for Regulatory Compliance Manager


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, facility with Auditing, Program Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent, 14 percent, and 12 percent, respectively. Those educated in Legal Compliance tend to be well versed 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.


For Regulatory Compliance Managers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $63K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $75K. Regulatory Compliance Managers bring in $87K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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


With a pay rate for Regulatory Compliance Managers that is 27 percent greater than the national average, Denver offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Regulatory Compliance Managers will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+23 percent), Boston (+18 percent), New York (+18 percent), and Houston (+16 percent). The lowest-paying market is Boise, which sits 20 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Regulatory Compliance Manager Salaries



National Average
$76,000



Skills That Affect Regulatory Compliance Manager Salaries

Auditing
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National Average
$76,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 213 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 9%