Regulatory Compliance Manager Salary

Regulatory Compliance Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — just over a half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $47K to $125K per year, median earnings come to $76K annually. In the world of Regulatory Compliance Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $47K and $125K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $16K and $10K, respectively. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The majority of Regulatory Compliance Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$49,562 - $117,683

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$15.39 - $39.64

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Salary
$49,562 - $117,683  
   
Bonus
$-0.44 - $15,834  
Profit Sharing
$511 - $10,213  
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$46,762 - $124,655  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 730
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$15.39 - $39.64  
   
Overtime
$19.14 - $48.42  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.44 - $15,834  
   
Profit Sharing
$511 - $10,213  
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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$46,762 - $124,655  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 43
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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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It's not very common for Regulatory Compliance Managers to move on to become Chief Compliance Officers. Average pay for a Chief Compliance Officer is $100K annually.

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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 Legal Compliance are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 10 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. The majority of those who know Legal Compliance also know Program Management and Project Management. Those familiar with Regulatory 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.


Regulatory Compliance Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $64K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $75K. Regulatory Compliance Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $91K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $93K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Regulatory Compliance Managers in Boston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 50 percent above the national average. Regulatory Compliance Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+24 percent), Chicago (+22 percent), Atlanta (+20 percent), and New York (+18 percent). Regulatory Compliance Managers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Regulatory Compliance Managers in Boise bring in salaries that are 22 percent lower than the national average.

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Experience Affects Regulatory Compliance Manager Salaries



National Average
$78,000



Skills That Affect Regulatory Compliance Manager Salaries

Auditing
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Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 3%

Internal Audit
0%

National Average
$78,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 173 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 9%
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