Regulatory Compliance Manager Salary

Regulatory Compliance Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and around half have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $82K annually, but may range from $49K to $134K per year. In the world of Regulatory Compliance Managers, overall income ranges from $49K near the bottom to $134K at the top; this can include more than $20K from bonuses and more than $15K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Women make up the majority of Regulatory Compliance Managers (61 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. For the most part, Regulatory Compliance Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$52,378 - $124,804
$52K
$83K
$120K
MEDIAN: $82,644
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50%
90%

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$16.40 - $42.25
$16
$22
$42
MEDIAN: $22.23
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$0$133K
Salary $52,378 - $124,804
Bonus $488.53 - $20,112
Profit Sharing $-0.49 - $14,544
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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$49,105 - $133,839
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 562
Hourly Data $0$87
Hourly Rate $16.40 - $42.25
Overtime $0.30 - $87.26
Annual Data $0$133K
Bonus $488.53 - $20,112
Profit Sharing $-0.49 - $14,544
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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$49,105 - $133,839
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 30

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

  • Develop, disseminate, and enforce regulatory strategies, policies and guidelines.
  • Conduct feasibility and user test cases to identify, resolve, or escalate problems.
  • Collaborate with technical and operational personnel to refine and enforce compliance.
  • Compile and evaluate regulatory submissions like reports, renewals, variations, maintenance logs, etc.

Common Career Paths for Regulatory Compliance Manager


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Regulatory Compliance Managers' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Chief Compliance Officer. The average Chief Compliance Officer brings home $103K per year.

Regulatory Compliance Manager Job Listings

Popular Skills for Regulatory Compliance Manager


Regulatory Compliance Managers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Legal Research, Program Management, Project Management, and Legal Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 7 percent. Those listing Safety Compliance as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Requirements Analysis and Quality Assurance / Quality Control also typically command lower compensation. Most people familiar with Project Management also know Legal Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Regulatory Compliance Manager

Pay by Experience for a Regulatory Compliance Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Regulatory Compliance Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 163 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Regulatory Compliance Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 209 salaries. An experienced Regulatory Compliance Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 216 salaries. A Regulatory Compliance Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $110,000 based on 97 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $85,326

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

For Regulatory Compliance Managers, San Diego provides a pay rate that is 45 percent greater than the national average. Regulatory Compliance Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+31 percent), Philadelphia (+28 percent), Boston (+27 percent), and Houston (+22 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Regulatory Compliance Managers is geography, with workers in Louisville earning a whopping 30 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 27 percent less in Boise and 11 percent less in Atlanta, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Regulatory Compliance Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Regulatory Compliance Manager?

Regulatory Compliance Manager in Birmingham:
"Review."
Pros: People very nice, good growth opportunity.
Cons: Actual building -no windows - basement - no wifi.

Regulatory Compliance Manager in Pittsburgh:
"Healthcare Regulatory Compliance."
Pros: Researching regulations and helping the departments within the organization maintain compliance with federal and state law. Process improvement and risk management.
Cons: Micro-managed. Not being allowed to expand my knowledge. Being held back by upper management. Unflexible work environment. Form over function.

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Key Stats for Regulatory Compliance Manager

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 102 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
17%

Experience Affects Regulatory Compliance Manager Salaries

▲28%

▲8%

National Average
$85,000

▼6%

▼15%

Skills That Affect Regulatory Compliance Manager Salaries

Legal Research
▲6%



National Average
$85,000

Legal Compliance
▼3%


Internal Audit
▼5%

Auditing
▼6%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼19%

Requirements Analysis
▼20%

Safety Compliance
▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 102 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 8%