Salary for Compliance Managers

Also known as:  Clerk of Court, Director of Entertainment, Environmental Control Administrator, Highway Patrol Commander, Safety Coordinator, Social Science Manager, Utilities Manager


The function of a compliance manager is to ensure that company policies and procedures are in compliance with ethical and/or regulatory standards. Their work may include serving as confidential contact points for employees to communicate with management regarding compliance issues, and reporting to federal, state and local authorities if violations or compliance or regulations have occurred. They may also conduct internal investigations and identify compliance problems. A key function of this occupation is providing employees across departments with a clear understanding of existing regulations, conduct compliance trainings, and distributing related literature in the workplace. A Bachelor's degree is required for this position, although many compliance manager have pursued Master's degrees and doctorates or equivalent professional degrees.

A Compliance Manager can get a compensation ranging between 80000 to 120000 based on experience. Compliance Managers can earn wages of One Hundred Four Thousand Seven Hundred dollars per annum.

Compliance Managers make the most money in the District of Columbia, where they earn average compensation of near $124070. Employees in this career obtain the highest pay in Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction, where they can receive an average pay rate of $124280.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 28.05 percent nationwide in that time.
Compliance Managers tend to make the most in the following industries
Information $124,280
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $119,190
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $115,800
Management of Companies and Enterprises $111,060
Manufacturing $110,800
Utilities $109,930
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Retail Trade $72,000
Accommodation and Food Services $80,530
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $82,560
Health Care and Social Assistance $86,560
Other Services (except Public Administration) $89,020
Educational Services $89,930