How Much Do Compliance Managers Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Compliance Managers

Compliance Managers plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization to ensure compliance with ethical or regulatory standards.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$75620 per year
Hourly wage
$36 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$40,160 to $52,670 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$19 to $25 per hour

Entry-level Compliance Managers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $40,160 to $52,670 per year or $19 to $25 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Compliance Managers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $55 $115,220
Senior (Top 25%) $46 $95,330
Middle (Mid 50%) $34 $71,100
Junior (Bottom 25%) $25 $52,670
No experience (Bottom 10%) $19 $40,160

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
DC $46 $96,700
NJ $43 $89,130
MA $41 $86,270
CT $41 $85,830
CA $41 $84,600
MN $41 $84,510
AK $40 $84,000
DE $40 $82,930
NY $39 $81,790
RI $39 $81,380

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Compliance Manager is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like DC doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at DC might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Compliance Managers are in the states of DC, NJ, MA, CT and CA.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Metal Ore Mining $111580 $53.65
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing $98650 $47.43
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities $94200 $45.29
Scientific Research and Development Services $93380 $44.90
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing $92940 $44.68
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution $92870 $44.65
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing $92410 $44.43
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil $92090 $44.28
Natural Gas Distribution $91950 $44.20
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing $90820 $43.66
Legal Services $90660 $43.59
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services $90140 $43.34
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank $88110 $42.36
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing $87980 $42.30
Postal Service (Federal Government) $87260 $41.95
Federal Executive Branch $86730 $41.70
Computer Systems Design and Related Services $86710 $41.69
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing $86560 $41.62
Telecommunications $86140 $41.41
Oil and Gas Extraction $86130 $41.41
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing $85940 $41.32
Communications Equipment Manufacturing $85310 $41.01
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing $85180 $40.95
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing $85000 $40.87
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas $84700 $40.72
Other Pipeline Transportation $84120 $40.44
Rail Transportation $83830 $40.30
Waste Treatment and Disposal $83700 $40.24
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations $83530 $40.16
Cable and Other Subscription Programming $82700 $39.76

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