Regulatory Compliance Manager Salary

Regulatory Compliance Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up slightly more than half of Regulatory Compliance Managers. Pay fluctuates from $46K to $125K per year, but expected earnings average $76K per year. In the world of Regulatory Compliance Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $16K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $10K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $46K and $125K. Residence and career duration 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. Work is enjoyable for Regulatory Compliance Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$49,186 - $118,184
(Median)
$49K
$76K
$120K
MEDIAN: $75,985
10%
50%
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 (?
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
$49,186 - $118,184  
   
Bonus
$100.00 - $15,790  
Profit Sharing
$509 - $10,241  
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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$46,290 - $125,129  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 731
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
$100.00 - $15,790  
   
Profit Sharing
$509 - $10,241  
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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$46,290 - $125,129  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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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Though it's uncommon, some Regulatory Compliance Managers move into roles as Chief Compliance Officers, where pay is an average $100K per year.

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Popular Skills for Regulatory Compliance Manager


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills 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, 13 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Most people experienced in 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $63K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $76K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $91K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $94K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Regulatory Compliance Managers that is 24 percent greater than the national average, Denver offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Regulatory Compliance Managers will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+23 percent), Chicago (+20 percent), New York (+18 percent), and Dallas (+16 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Regulatory Compliance Managers in Louisville earning a whopping 25 percent below the national average. Boise and Nashville are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 22 percent lower and 17 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
up arrow 3%

Internal Audit
0%

National Average
$78,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 175 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 9%
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