How much does a Compliance Director make?

Updated May 7, 2021

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$181,414 /yr
Average Base Pay

5 salaries

$121K

Low

$181K

Average

$273K

High

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The national average salary for a Compliance Director is $181,414 in United States. Filter by location to see Compliance Director salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 5 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Compliance Director employees.

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Fidelity Investments
4.2

Fidelity Investments

Compliance Director

$114,871

 /yr
Range: $72K - $153K
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$72K

$153K

$71,933 - $153,400 Range

American Express
4.2

American Express

Compliance Director

$141,101

 /yr
Range: $91K - $258K

$91K

$258K

$90,609 - $258,032 Range

Centene
3.5

Centene

Compliance Director

$104,692

 /yr
Range: $39K - $170K

$39K

$170K

$39,324 - $170,450 Range

Anthem
3.6

Anthem

Compliance Director

$110,376

 /yr
Range: $86K - $157K

$86K

$157K

$85,933 - $157,139 Range

Merck
4.2

Merck

Compliance Director

$151,860

 /yr
Range: $116K - $202K

$116K

$202K

$115,622 - $202,367 Range

Walmart
3.4

Walmart

Compliance Director

$124,755

 /yr
Range: $103K - $140K

$103K

$140K

$102,562 - $140,000 Range

MetLife
3.8

MetLife

Compliance Director

$132,089

 /yr
Range: $92K - $155K

$92K

$155K

$91,773 - $155,360 Range

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New York Life
3.9

New York Life

Compliance Director

$199,983

 /yr
Range: $94K - $204K

$94K

$204K

$94,498 - $204,132 Range

Ally Financial
4.1

Ally Financial

Compliance Director

$169,781

 /yr
Range: $136K - $191K

$136K

$191K

$135,739 - $191,447 Range

Caesars Entertainment
3.7

Caesars Entertainment

Compliance Director

$76,123

 /yr
Range: $47K - $85K

$47K

$85K

$46,747 - $85,370 Range

DaVita
3.5

DaVita

Compliance Director

$108,886

 /yr
Range: $58K - $134K

$58K

$134K

$57,685 - $134,218 Range

UnitedHealth Group
3.6

UnitedHealth Group

Compliance Director

$144,571

 /yr
Range: $138K - $145K

$138K

$145K

$138,290 - $144,819 Range

State of Indiana
3.4

State of Indiana

Compliance Director

$49,832

 /yr
Range: $46K - $57K

$46K

$57K

$46,266 - $57,056 Range

RBC
4

RBC

Compliance Director

$132,944

 /yr
Range: $129K - $135K

$129K

$135K

$128,660 - $134,950 Range

PwC
3.9

PwC

Compliance Director

$221,910

 /yr
Range: $104K - $238K

$104K

$238K

$104,041 - $238,259 Range

Independent Support Services
4.2

Independent Support Services

Compliance Director

$96,000

 /yr
Range: $64K - $127K

$64K

$127K

$64,235 - $127,000 Range

Health Net
3.4

Health Net

Compliance Director

$205,960

 /yr
Range: $113K - $206K

$113K

$206K

$113,297 - $206,068 Range

L3 Technologies
3.2

L3 Technologies

Compliance Director

$102,744

 /yr
Range: $88K - $184K

$88K

$184K

$88,108 - $184,138 Range

E*TRADE Financial
4

E*TRADE Financial

Compliance Director
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$118K -$203K

$118K

$203K

$117,870 - $202,719 Range

John Hancock
3.7

John Hancock

Compliance Director
About 

$133K -$160K

$133K

$160K

$132,728 - $159,821 Range

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Frequently asked questions about Compliance Director salaries

The average salary for a Compliance Director is $181,414 in United States. Salaries estimates are based on 5 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Compliance Director employees in United States.

The highest salary for a Compliance Director in United States is $272,862 per year.

The lowest salary for a Compliance Director in United States is $120,615 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent compliance director salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$143,000
per year
A Compliance Director in the Chicago, IL Area area reported making $143,000 per year
Additional Pay
$29k cash bonus
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Chicago, IL Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$179,000
per year
A Director, Regulatory Affairs in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $179,000 per year
Additional Pay
$25k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$110,000
per year
A Director of Compliance in the Cincinnati, OH Area area reported making $110,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Cincinnati, OH Area area
 
Full-time
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$160,000
per year
A Director Trade Compliance in the St. Louis, MO Area area reported making $160,000 per year
Additional Pay
$25k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
St. Louis, MO Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$225,000
per year
A Director, Compliance in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $225,000 per year
Additional Pay
$40k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Boston, MA Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$150,000
per year
A Director, Financial Crime Compliance in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $150,000 per year
Additional Pay
$28k cash bonus
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$90,000
per year
A Compliance Director in the Boulder, CO Area area reported making $90,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Boulder, CO Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
College / University
$105,000
per year
A Policy Director in the Portland, OR Area area reported making $105,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Portland, OR Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$130,000
per year
A Director International Trade Compliance in the Spartanburg, SC Area area reported making $130,000 per year
Additional Pay
$15k profit sharing
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Spartanburg, SC Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
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