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Compliance Manager

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Compliance Manager tracks employer compliance with laws and regulations, particularly for organizations in business and health care. Creates company policies, reviews departmental functions and protocol, follows developments in law and regulations affecting the industry

Job Outlook

There were 955 Compliance Manager job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 31241 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Compliance Manager industry, which includes the Compliance Manager career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Compliance Manager jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $103,037.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $101,307.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Compliance Manager postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $79,173.

Education and Experience

Posted Compliance Manager jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree3.74%
Bachelor's Degree73.46%
Master's Degree29.54%
Doctoral Degree9.08%
Other5.73%

Posted Compliance Manager jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years11.19%
3 to 5 years45.66%
6 to 8 years25.01%
9+ years18.14%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Compliance Manager positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Management (53.37%)
  • Communication (45.77%)
  • Leadership (39.3%)
  • Operations (36.58%)
  • Detail Oriented (18.43%)
  • Writing (17.98%)
  • Problem Solving (17.9%)
  • Investigation (15.85%)
  • Research (15.41%)
  • Coordinating (15.37%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Regulatory Compliance (25.69%)
  • Compliance Management (31.44%)
  • Auditing (51.83%)
  • Compliance Risk (14.22%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • External Auditing (9.5%)
  • Marketing (8.33%)
  • Process Improvement (10.65%)
  • Internal Auditing (12.55%)
  • Change Management (4.39%)
  • Accounting (12.47%)
  • Regulatory Requirements (6.3%)
  • Anti Money Laundering (4.53%)
  • Data Analysis (8.57%)
  • Compliance Reporting (5.73%)
  • Internal Controls (8.63%)
  • Financial Services (6.49%)
  • Finance (16.29%)
  • Risk Analysis (16.74%)
  • Project Management (25.11%)
  • Risk Management (17.08%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Trade Compliance (5.02%)
  • Governance and Compliance Strategy (3.91%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed.

  • Compliance Management (91.14%)
  • Governance and Compliance Strategy (11.34%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Compliance Manager skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Director of Compliance
  • Compliance Director
  • Regulatory Compliance Manager
  • Compliance Program Manager
  • Environmental Compliance Manager
  • Director of Regulatory Compliance
  • Trade Compliance Manager
  • Global Trade Compliance Manager
  • Compliance Supervisor

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Compliance Manager jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Elevance Health (1041)
  • KPMG (787)
  • Johnson & Johnson (324)
  • Danaher (245)
  • Citigroup (205)
  • Deloitte (190)
  • Pfizer (188)
  • Takeda Pharmaceutical Company (183)
  • The Judge Group (136)
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (124)

North Carolina

  • Wells Fargo (33)
  • University of North Carolina (26)
  • Elevance Health (26)
  • TIAA (18)
  • KPMG (18)
  • Regions Financial (14)
  • First Citizens Bank (12)
  • Labcorp Drug Development (11)
  • Randstad (11)
  • Wake Forest University (10)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!