Regulatory Compliance Manager Salary

Regulatory Compliance Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and more than half have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $76K per year, but may range from $47K to $125K per year. Total incomes of Regulatory Compliance Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $16K from bonuses and close to $10K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $47K and $125K. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$49,490 - $118,132
(Median)
$49K
$76K
$120K
MEDIAN: $76,147
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90%

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$15.41 - $39.52
(Median)
$15
$21
$40
MEDIAN: $21.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,490 - $118,132  
   
Bonus
$98.99 - $15,856  
Profit Sharing
$511 - $10,213  
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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$46,651 - $125,074  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 733
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.41 - $39.52  
   
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$98.99 - $15,856  
   
Profit Sharing
$511 - $10,213  
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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$46,651 - $125,074  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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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 who move on to become Chief Compliance Officers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Chief Compliance Officers get paid an average of $100K 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 21 percent, 12 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Those familiar with Legal Compliance also tend to know Program Management and Project Management. Most people who know Regulatory 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $63K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $75K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $91K in this role. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $94K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


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 (+23 percent), Chicago (+22 percent), New York (+18 percent), and Dallas (+15 percent). Compared to the national average, Boise Regulatory Compliance Managers have considerably lower salaries, 22 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. 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
up arrow 21%




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 175 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 10%
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