Regulatory Compliance Manager Salary

The majority of Regulatory Compliance Managers in the United States — slightly more than half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $48K to $134K per year, and the median is $82K annually. Total cash compensation to Regulatory Compliance Managers approaches anywhere from $48K on the lower end to $134K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $20K from bonuses and upwards of $15K from profit sharing. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Female Regulatory Compliance Managers survey participants are more prevalent than men — 61 percent of professionals. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$51,982 - $125,522
$52K
$82K
$130K
MEDIAN: $82,113
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50%
90%

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$16.54 - $40.49
$17
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$40
MEDIAN: $22.58
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,982 - $125,522  
   
Bonus
$786 - $19,963  
Profit Sharing
$596 - $15,101  
Total Pay (?
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$48,465 - $134,392  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 542
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.54 - $40.49  
   
Overtime
$10.50 - $69.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$786 - $19,963  
   
Profit Sharing
$596 - $15,101  
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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$48,465 - $134,392  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | 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

  • 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.

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Regulatory Compliance Managers' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Chief Compliance Officer. The average Chief Compliance Officer brings home $103K per year.

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Popular Skills for Regulatory Compliance Manager


Survey results imply that Regulatory Compliance Managers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Legal Research, Program Management, Project Management, and Legal Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 8 percent. Those listing Safety Compliance as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Requirements Analysis and Quality Assurance / Quality Control also typically command lower compensation. It is often found that people who know Project Management are also skilled in Legal Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Regulatory Compliance Manager

Pay by Experience for a Regulatory Compliance Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Regulatory Compliance Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 163 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Regulatory Compliance Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 209 salaries. An experienced Regulatory Compliance Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 216 salaries. A Regulatory Compliance Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $110,000 based on 97 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $83,840

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

Home to some of the best pay for Regulatory Compliance Managers, San Diego offers exceptional salaries, 46 percent above the national average. Regulatory Compliance Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+31 percent), Philadelphia (+29 percent), Boston (+27 percent), and Houston (+23 percent). Regulatory Compliance Managers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Regulatory Compliance Managers in Louisville bring in salaries that are 30 percent lower than the national average. Boise and Atlanta are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 27 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively.

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Key Stats for Regulatory Compliance Manager

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 79 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Regulatory Compliance Manager Salaries

▲31%

▲10%

National Average
$84,000

▼5%

▼14%

Skills That Affect Regulatory Compliance Manager Salaries

Legal Research
▲8%



National Average
$84,000

Legal Compliance
▼1%


Internal Audit
▼3%

Auditing
▼5%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼17%

Requirements Analysis
▼19%

Safety Compliance
▼29%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 8%
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