Regulatory Compliance Manager Salary (United States)

The average Regulatory Compliance Manager in the United States earns approximately $74,932 per year. The top of the range reaches $119,703 per year, and the bottom approaches $45,463. Residency and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A solid majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Women make up the majority of Regulatory Compliance Managers (63 percent). Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.
Regulatory Compliance Manager Salary (?
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$46,977 - $112,443
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Regulatory Compliance Manager Salary (?
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$13.79 - $37.72
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,977 - $112,443  
   
Bonus
$488.26 - $15,338  
Profit Sharing
$198.93 - $7,255  
Total Pay (?
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$45,463 - $119,703  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 802
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.79 - $37.72  
   
Overtime
$19.54 - $46.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$488.26 - $15,338  
   
Profit Sharing
$198.93 - $7,255  
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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$45,463 - $119,703  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 42
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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.

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Popular Skills for Regulatory Compliance Manager

Typical Regulatory Compliance Managers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, facility with Program Management, Project Management, and Legal Compliance are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent, 13 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Most people who know Legal Compliance also know Project 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 a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy higher salaries, as pay increases are mainly incremental. New salaries start at $61K and reach $77K in five to 10 years. Compensation is $86K after 10 to 20 years. A 20-year tenure heralds decreased salary growth, and Regulatory Compliance Managers who have made it this far report earning around $100K per year. Regulatory Compliance Managers with one to 10 years in the field are most commonly found while those with 10 to 20 years of experience are harder to spot. The rarest group is those with more than 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Denver
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Atlanta
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New York
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Columbus
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Houston
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Dallas
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National Average
$75,000
Nashville
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Regulatory Compliance Managers will find that Denver offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 29 percent. Also paying near the top of the field are Atlanta, New York, Boston, and Chicago, where Regulatory Compliance Managers annually earn 28 percent, 21 percent, 20 percent, and 18 percent more than the national average. In Nashville, salaries are 13 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Regulatory Compliance Manager Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
63%
female alumni
 
Male
37%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 10%