Regulatory Compliance Manager Salary

Just over a half of Regulatory Compliance Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $50K to $128K per year, and the average comes out to $79K per year. Total cash compensation to Regulatory Compliance Managers approaches anywhere from $50K on the lower end to $128K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $20K from bonuses and upwards of $18K from profit sharing. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up the majority of Regulatory Compliance Managers (62 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Work is enjoyable for Regulatory Compliance Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$51,317 - $118,908
(Median)
$51K
$79K
$120K
MEDIAN: $79,151
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$15.80 - $40.92
(Median)
$16
$22
$41
MEDIAN: $22.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,317 - $118,908  
   
Bonus
$241.69 - $19,518  
Profit Sharing
$550 - $18,000  
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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$49,667 - $127,923  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 751
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.80 - $40.92  
   
Overtime
$22.99 - $47.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$241.69 - $19,518  
   
Profit Sharing
$550 - $18,000  
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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$49,667 - $127,923  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 52
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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 $101K annually.

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Popular Skills for Regulatory Compliance Manager


Regulatory Compliance Managers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Auditing, Legal Research, Program Management, and Legal Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 10 percent and 18 percent. Most people experienced in Regulatory Compliance also know Project Management and Program Management. The majority of those who know Legal Compliance also know Program Management and Project 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. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $65K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $77K. Regulatory Compliance Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $93K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $96K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $80,894

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Regulatory Compliance Managers that is 42 percent greater than the national average, Boston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Regulatory Compliance Managers will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+20 percent), New York (+20 percent), Atlanta (+16 percent), and Dallas (+14 percent). In Columbus, salaries are 5 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Pittsburgh (4 percent less) and Nashville (3 percent less).

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Experience Affects Regulatory Compliance Manager Salaries



National Average
$81,000



Skills That Affect Regulatory Compliance Manager Salaries

Auditing
up arrow 18%

Legal Research
up arrow 11%


Legal Compliance
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Regulatory Compliance
0%

Internal Audit
0%

National Average
$81,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 141 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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