Regulatory Compliance Manager Salary

Regulatory Compliance Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — a little more than half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $50K to $128K per year, median earnings come to $79K per year. Overall cash earnings for Regulatory Compliance Managers stretch from $50K on the lower end to $128K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $20K from bonuses and $18K from profit sharing. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Female Regulatory Compliance Managers survey participants are more prevalent than men — 62 percent of professionals. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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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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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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Regulatory Compliance Managers do not often transition into Chief Compliance Officer roles. The role averages $101K per year.

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Popular Skills for Regulatory Compliance Manager


Survey results suggest that Regulatory Compliance Managers put a wide range of professional skills to use. 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. Those familiar with Regulatory Compliance tend to be well versed in Project Management and Program Management. Most people 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. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $65K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $77K. Regulatory Compliance Managers bring in $93K after working for 10 to 20 years. Regulatory Compliance Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $96K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $80,894

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

Surpassing the national average by 42 percent, Regulatory Compliance Managers in Boston receive some of the highest pay in the country. 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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