Vice President, Compliance Officer Salary

Average Compliance VPs in the United States make around $114K per year. Total cash compensation to Compliance VPs approaches anywhere from $73K on the lower end to $199K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $36K from bonuses and upwards of $20K from profit sharing. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is location, followed by tenure and the individual firm. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Women Compliance VPs who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Most Compliance VPs report high levels of job satisfaction.

$69,592 - $172,325
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$110K
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MEDIAN: $114,339
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Salary $69,592 - $172,325
Bonus $2,004 - $36,224
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $19,574
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$72,983 - $199,434
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 418

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Job Description for Vice President, Compliance Officer

A vice president (compliance officer) is ultimately responsible for a company's corporate compliance program. They are tasked with maintaining an independent body within the company that helps determine if the company is in compliance with laws, regulations, and company bylaws. The vice president of compliance must determine if the company's board of directors and executives are fulfilling their required duties. They also lead efforts to determine if the behavior and decisions of the board and executives fulfill the fiduciary duties owed to the company. If the vice president of compliance and the corporate compliance team determine that a duty was breached by a board member or executive, then the vice president of compliance takes the necessary corrective actions. If the issue can be easily solved, then the vice president of compliance presents a report to the governing body of the company so that corrective action can be taken. If it cannot, then the vice president of compliance works out a legal strategy for the company to minimize loss and risk.

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Vice President, Compliance Officer Tasks

  • Oversee organization to ensure laws, regulations, and internal policies are met.
  • Review and verify accuracy of all compliance documentation.
  • Inform all levels of organization about current and future compliance.
  • Keep all policies up to date with current legislation and environment.

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Popular Skills for Vice President, Compliance Officer


Survey results imply that Compliance VPs put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, facility with Risk Management / Risk Control and Legal Compliance are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Anti-Money Laundering, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word. Those familiar with Microsoft Office also tend to know Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Vice President, Compliance Officer

Pay by Experience for a Vice President, Compliance Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Vice President, Compliance Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $110,000 based on 74 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Vice President, Compliance Officer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $117,000 based on 127 salaries. An experienced Vice President, Compliance Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $130,000 based on 217 salaries. A Vice President, Compliance Officer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $135,000 based on 94 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $123,989

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

With a pay rate for Compliance VPs that is 102 percent greater than the national average, Washington offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Compliance VPs will also find cushy salaries in Philadelphia (+59 percent), San Francisco (+40 percent), Boston (+24 percent), and New York (+18 percent). Compliance VPs in Atlanta report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 36 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Houston and Los Angeles (18 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).

Vice President, Compliance Officer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Vice President, Compliance Officer?

Vice President, Compliance Officer in Atlanta:
"Useful Information Gathering."
Pros: The diversity, job opprtunities.
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Key Stats for Vice President, Compliance Officer

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 62 votes.
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Vice President, Compliance Officer Salaries

▲9%

▲5%

National Average
$124,000

▼6%

▼11%

Skills That Affect Vice President, Compliance Officer Salaries

Risk Management / Risk Control
▲22%


National Average
$124,000









Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 4%
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