Regulatory Compliance Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up a little more than half of Regulatory Compliance Managers. Pay fluctuates from $49K to $134K per year, but expected earnings average $81K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $20K and $24K, respectively — total cash payment to Regulatory Compliance Managers can bottom out near $49K or peak near $134K depending on individual performance. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Regulatory Compliance Managers. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Female Regulatory Compliance Managers are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (61 percent) are women. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$52,824 - $125,032
$53K
$81K
$130K
MEDIAN: $81,316
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$16.47 - $40.72
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$41
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,824 - $125,032  
   
Bonus
$976 - $20,014  
Profit Sharing
$976 - $24,398  
Total Pay (?
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$49,296 - $133,590  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 530
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.47 - $40.72  
   
Overtime
$10.50 - $69.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$976 - $20,014  
   
Profit Sharing
$976 - $24,398  
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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$49,296 - $133,590  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | 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

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

Common Career Paths for Regulatory Compliance Manager


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At the upper end, Regulatory Compliance Managers who move into a Chief Compliance Officer role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Chief Compliance Officers is a much higher $103K per year.

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Popular Skills for Regulatory Compliance Manager


Regulatory Compliance Managers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Legal Research, Program Management, Project Management, and Legal Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 9 percent. Those listing Safety Compliance as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Quality Assurance / Quality Control and Requirements Analysis also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in Project Management are, more often than not, also skilled in Legal Compliance.

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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $72K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $80K on average. Regulatory Compliance Managers see a median salary of $92K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $102K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $82,579

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

For Regulatory Compliance Managers, San Diego provides a pay rate that is 48 percent greater than the national average. Regulatory Compliance Managers will also find cushy salaries in Philadelphia (+31 percent), Boston (+29 percent), New York (+26 percent), and Houston (+21 percent). Regulatory Compliance Managers in Louisville report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 29 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Employers also pay below the national average in Boise (26 percent lower) and Los Angeles (6 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Regulatory Compliance Manager

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 82 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Regulatory Compliance Manager Salaries



National Average
$83,000



Skills That Affect Regulatory Compliance Manager Salaries

Legal Research
up arrow 9%



National Average
$83,000



Auditing
up arrow 3%

Internal Audit
up arrow 3%

Requirements Analysis
up arrow 15%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 16%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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