$100,255
Avg. Salary
$20.32
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$11,503

Bonus

$8,400

Profit Sharing

$3,243

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Compliance Director is $20.32 per hour.

The average pay for a Compliance Director is $100,255 per year.

10%
$15.22
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$20.32
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$45.96
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MEDIAN $20.32
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$60k
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$157k
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MEDIAN $100,255
$59,793 - $157,480
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MEDIAN: $100,255
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$0$177K
Salary $59,793 - $157,480
Bonus $1,937 - $32,200
Profit Sharing $927 - $29,020
Commission $3,243
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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$58,089 - $177,828
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,544
Hourly Data $0$147
Hourly Rate $15.22 - $45.96
Overtime $0.00 - $148
Annual Data $0$177K
Bonus $1,937 - $32,200
Commission $3,243
Profit Sharing $927 - $29,020
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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$58,089 - $177,828
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 36

Job Description

Compliance directors are responsible for ensuring that corporations or agencies conform to all rules, regulations, and laws relevant to their functions. For example, compliance directors at medical insurance companies analyze policies and practices to guarantee they adhere to state and federal Medicare and Medicaid standards and to state and federal laws related to treatment and patient care. In the banking industry, compliance directors analyze investments and policies to ensure their legal and regulatory status is in proper order, and they offer risk assessments of possible legal and regulatory issues that may arise in the future. If a violation does occur, compliance directors are responsible for managing and correcting the problem as well as instituting policy to eliminate the lapse in regulatory compliance.

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Compliance Director Tasks
  • Research new and existing laws, regulations, policies, and industry standards and identify existing and emerging business practice issues and risks of company.
  • Propose solutions relating to compliance requirements that impact the company's products and business.
  • Evaluate the adequacy of internal control and identify inefficient business processes that hinder compliance.
  • Lead team responsible for regulatory compliance.

Common Career Paths


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Compliance Directors tend not to experience significant pay changes as they move up the career ladder to roles like VP of Compliance. The two jobs pay about the same on average.

Job Listings

Popular Skills


Compliance Directors report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Anti-Money Laundering and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 32 percent and 30 percent, respectively. Those listing Auditing as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Safety Compliance and Compliance also typically command lower compensation. The majority of those who know Regulatory Compliance also know Legal Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Compliance Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Compliance Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 183 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Compliance Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 253 salaries. An experienced Compliance Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $116,000 based on 336 salaries. A Compliance Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $129,000 based on 168 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

39%

34%

26%

9%

-4%

-6%

-12%

National Average: $104,090

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

Surpassing the national average by 58 percent, Compliance Directors in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Compliance Directors will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+40 percent), Philadelphia (+39 percent), Chicago (+35 percent), and New York (+28 percent). Compliance Directors in Columbus take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 35 percent less than the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Indianapolis (20 percent lower) and Portland (15 percent lower).

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Compliance Director?

Compliance Director in French Lick:
"Like stepping back in time!"
Pros: It's a beautiful Resort with two historic hotels.
Cons: It's an hour away from my home.

Compliance Director in Chicago:
"Competitive."
Pros: Big City and opportunities
Cons: Weather

Compliance Director in Greensboro:
"Mild weather, family oriented, beautiful."
Pros: It is big enough and small enough at the same time.
Cons: None

Compliance Director in Ocean:
"That there be no training."
Support your team. Train your team and work with team on any on amy new project in order they understand what is required for them a d youself.

Compliance Director in Sacramento:
"Busy Learning."
Pros: Ability to learn.
Cons: Future unknown.

Compliance Director in Hillsboro:
"Compliance."
Do research to learn and stay up to date on changes.

Compliance Director in New York:
"Keep up with changes in legislation."
Read up on changes in new legislation or interpretations of legislation and consider the quickest path needed to reach goals, eliminate duplicative or non-essential steps. Keep up with best practices in the field.

Related Job Salaries

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 260 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
20%

How Experience Affects Salaries

▲24%

▲11%

National Average
$104,000

▼5%

▼30%

How Skills Affect Salaries

Anti-Money Laundering (AML)
▲31%

Project Management
▲29%


National Average
$104,000



Contract Management
▼4%




Compliance (Financial)
▼14%

Safety Compliance
▼24%

Auditing
▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 260 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 9%