Regulatory Compliance Manager Salary (United States)

Salaries for Regulatory Compliance Managers in the United States sit in the ballpark of $74,932 per year. Compensation generally starts at $45,463 and does not exceed $119,703 per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing—peaking near $15,338 and $7,255, respectively—total cash payment can bottom out near $46,977 or peak near $112,443. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most workers in this profession enjoy health benefits; medical and dental coverage is claimed by most, and more than half earn vision coverage. Female Regulatory Compliance Managers are more common than men; more than half (63 percent) of Regulatory Compliance Managers are women. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Regulatory Compliance Managers. This synopsis is derived from the responses of individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Regulatory Compliance Manager Salary (?
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$46,977 - $112,443
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MEDIAN: $72,253
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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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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  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 802
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$13.79 - $37.72  
   
Overtime
$19.54 - $46.09  
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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  
PayScale
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

Regulatory Compliance Managers usually report a few specific 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. The majority of those 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.
For Regulatory Compliance Managers, level of experience is overall a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation—more experience does not yield dramatically higher pay—and pay raises are largely incremental. At career start, salaries are typically $61K, which grows to $77K after five to 10 years. Those who spend a decent amount of time in this profession—one to two decades—usually make about $86K. As Regulatory Compliance Managers reach 20 years on the job, salary increases slow down a bit, averaging $100K. 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 the one with the most experience to boot—more than 20 years.

Pay Difference By Location

Denver
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Atlanta
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New York
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Chicago
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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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For Regulatory Compliance Managers, working in the bustling city of Denver has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Regulatory Compliance Managers will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+28 percent), New York (+21 percent), Boston (+20 percent), and Chicago (+18 percent). Nashville ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 13 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Regulatory Compliance Manager Salaries

National Average
$75,000

Skills That Affect Regulatory Compliance Manager Salaries

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%
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