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Regulatory Compliance Manager Salary

Regulatory Compliance Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with about one-half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $75K per year on average but can range from $46K to $124K per year. In the world of Regulatory Compliance Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $46K and $124K. 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 and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The majority of Regulatory Compliance Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$48,788 - $117,060
(Median)
$49K
$75K
$120K
MEDIAN: $75,255
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$15.36 - $40.08
(Median)
$15
$21
$40
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,788 - $117,060  
   
Bonus
$197.27 - $15,725  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $10,022  
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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$46,447 - $123,838  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 727
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.36 - $40.08  
   
Overtime
$19.28 - $48.26  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$197.27 - $15,725  
   
Profit Sharing
$507 - $10,022  
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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$46,447 - $123,838  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 40

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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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There are some Regulatory Compliance Managers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Chief Compliance Officers, where earnings are an average $100K annually.

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Popular Skills for Regulatory Compliance Manager


Survey results show that Regulatory Compliance Managers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, facility with Auditing, Program Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 11 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Those educated in Legal 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $64K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $77K. Regulatory Compliance Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $90K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $92K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Regulatory Compliance Managers, Denver offers exceptional salaries, 25 percent above the national average. Regulatory Compliance Managers will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+23 percent), New York (+17 percent), Boston (+16 percent), and Chicago (+15 percent). Regulatory Compliance Managers in Boise report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 21 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Nashville and Pittsburgh (17 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

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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
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Internal Audit
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National Average
$78,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 185 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 10%
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