What Does a Professional in this Career Do?
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
There were 917 Compliance Manager job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 29291 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 2004:
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.
The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $95,862.
The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $96,085.
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 $76,243.
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.
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 Experience||Percentage|
|0 to 2 years||7%|
|3 to 5 years||42%|
|6 to 8 years||29%|
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.
A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.
- Communication Skills (49%)
- Teamwork / Collaboration (31%)
- Planning (24%)
- Detail-Oriented (21%)
- Microsoft Excel (20%)
A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.
- Compliance Management (26%)
- Legal Compliance (21%)
- Project Management (21%)
- Regulatory Affairs (20%)
- Internal Auditing (14%)
A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.
- Budgeting (13%)
- Staff Management (11%)
- Quality Assurance and Control (11%)
- Quality Management (10%)
- Occupational Health and Safety (9%)
A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.
- Compliance Training (6%)
- Stakeholder Management (6%)
- Due Diligence (5%)
- Compliance Auditing (5%)
- Drug Development (4%)
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 along with the marginal value: the average salary difference between postings that request that skill and those that do not.
- New Drug Application (NDA) Review (3%) – marginal value $7,540
Alternative Job Titles
Sometimes employers post jobs with Compliance Manager skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:
- Regulatory Affairs Manager
- Environmental Health And Safety Manager
- Environmental Health & Safety Manager
- Compliance Director
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.
- Compliance Officer / Analyst
- Regulatory Affairs Specialist
- Director of Program Management
- Director of Project Management
- Program Manager (General)
- Risk Manager
Here are the employers that have posted the most Compliance Manager jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.
- Anthem Blue Cross (1843)
- Wells Fargo (478)
- Citi (406)
- USAA (248)
- Ernst & Young (206)
- Wells Fargo (71)
- Anthem Blue Cross (29)
- Iqvia (24)
- Ernst & Young (17)
- Bank of America (16)
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!