Regulatory Compliance Manager Salary

Regulatory Compliance Managers in the United States take home approximately $74K per year on average. Cash earnings for Regulatory Compliance Managers — including $16K in bonuses and $10K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $47K to $122K depending on individual performance. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$48,689 - $114,728
(Median)
$49K
$74K
$110K
MEDIAN: $74,366
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$15.30 - $40.55
(Median)
$15
$21
$41
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,689 - $114,728  
   
Bonus
$200.00 - $15,899  
Profit Sharing
$505 - $9,814  
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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$46,846 - $121,726  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 729
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.30 - $40.55  
   
Overtime
$19.28 - $48.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$200.00 - $15,899  
   
Profit Sharing
$505 - $9,814  
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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$46,846 - $121,726  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 37

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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 often transition into Chief Compliance Officer positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Chief Compliance Officers earn $101K per year.

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Popular Skills for Regulatory Compliance Manager


Regulatory Compliance Managers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, facility with Auditing, Program Management, and Legal Compliance are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent, 9 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. The majority of those who know Legal Compliance also know 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.


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. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $64K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $77K. Regulatory Compliance Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $89K. Regulatory Compliance Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $91K.

Pay Difference by Location


San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Regulatory Compliance Managers, 52 percent above the national average. Regulatory Compliance Managers will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+26 percent), Atlanta (+24 percent), New York (+18 percent), and Boston (+17 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Regulatory Compliance Managers is geography, with workers in Boise earning a whopping 21 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Nashville (16 percent lower) and Pittsburgh (2 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Regulatory Compliance Manager Salaries




National Average
$77,000


Skills That Affect Regulatory Compliance Manager Salaries

Auditing
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Regulatory Compliance
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Project Management
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Internal Audit
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National Average
$77,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 188 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 9%