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There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a compliance project manager. For example, did you know that they make an average of $48.13 an hour? That's $100,111 a year!

What Does a Compliance Project Manager Do

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a compliance project manager, we found that a lot of resumes listed 16.8% of compliance project managers included project management, while 8.8% of resumes included regulatory agencies, and 6.9% of resumes included compliance project. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the compliance project manager job title. But what industry to start with? Most compliance project managers actually find jobs in the finance and health care industries.

How To Become a Compliance Project Manager

If you're interested in becoming a compliance project manager, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 41.2% of compliance project managers have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 33.3% of compliance project managers have master's degrees. Even though most compliance project managers have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a compliance project manager. When we researched the most common majors for a compliance project manager, we found that they most commonly earn bachelor's degree degrees or master's degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on compliance project manager resumes include associate degree degrees or doctoral degree degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a compliance project manager. In fact, many compliance project manager jobs require experience in a role such as project manager. Meanwhile, many compliance project managers also have previous career experience in roles such as business analyst or senior project manager.

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Average Salary for a Compliance Project Manager

Compliance Project Managers in America make an average salary of $100,111 per year or $48 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $124,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $80,000 per year.
Average Salary
$100,111

Best Paying Cities

City
Average Salary
San Francisco, CA
Salary Range96k - 146k$119k$118,553
Stamford, CT
Salary Range88k - 134k$109k$108,892
Mount Laurel, NJ
Salary Range83k - 129k$104k$104,145
Denver, CO
Salary Range83k - 122k$101k$101,214
Jacksonville, FL
Salary Range76k - 120k$96k$96,100
New York, NY
Salary Range76k - 117k$95k$95,014
$53k
$146k

Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
Nerc Regulatory Compliance Project Manager/SR (Repost)
Nerc Regulatory Compliance Project Manager/SR (Repost)
PNM Resources
PNM Resources
10/29/2020
10/29/2020
$90,70710/29/2020
$90,707
Nerc Regulatory Compliance Project Manager/SR
Nerc Regulatory Compliance Project Manager/SR
PNM Resources
PNM Resources
07/30/2020
07/30/2020
$90,70707/30/2020
$90,707
Compliance Project Manager
Compliance Project Manager
Robert Half
Robert Half
02/20/2020
02/20/2020
$62,61002/20/2020
$62,610
Compliance Project Manager
Compliance Project Manager
Robert Half
Robert Half
11/20/2019
11/20/2019
$135,65511/20/2019
$135,655
Compliance Project Manager
Compliance Project Manager
Turas Group
Turas Group
10/25/2019
10/25/2019
$100,00010/25/2019
$100,000
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Compliance Project Manager Demographics

Gender

female

48.0 %

male

47.4 %

unknown

4.6 %

Ethnicity

White

70.6 %

Hispanic or Latino

12.3 %

Black or African American

8.1 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

41.9 %

Portuguese

9.7 %

Italian

9.7 %
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Compliance Project Manager Education

Majors

Business
32.3 %
Finance
7.5 %
Law
7.0 %

Degrees

Bachelors

41.2 %

Masters

33.3 %

Certificate

7.5 %

Top Colleges for Compliance Project Managers

1. University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

In-State Tuition
$55,584
Enrollment
10,764

2. University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

In-State Tuition
$56,225
Enrollment
19,548

3. Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

In-State Tuition
$54,568
Enrollment
8,451

4. Boston University

Boston, MA

In-State Tuition
$53,948
Enrollment
17,238

5. Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA

In-State Tuition
$18,454
Enrollment
40,108

6. Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

In-State Tuition
$50,420
Enrollment
7,582

7. University of Washington

Seattle, WA

In-State Tuition
$11,207
Enrollment
30,905

8. University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX

In-State Tuition
$10,610
Enrollment
40,329

9. New York University

New York, NY

In-State Tuition
$51,828
Enrollment
26,339

10. University of Maryland - College Park

College Park, MD

In-State Tuition
$10,595
Enrollment
30,184
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Best States For a Compliance Project Manager

Some places are better than others when it comes to starting a career as a compliance project manager. The best states for people in this position are Alaska, California, Washington, and Connecticut. Compliance project managers make the most in Alaska with an average salary of $113,570. Whereas in California and Washington, they would average $112,485 and $112,218, respectively. While compliance project managers would only make an average of $108,388 in Connecticut, you would still make more there than in the rest of the country. We determined these as the best states based on job availability and pay. By finding the median salary, cost of living, and using the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Location Quotient, we narrowed down our list of states to these four.

1. Washington

Total Compliance Project Manager Jobs:
1,839
Highest 10% Earn:
$153,000
Location Quotient:
1.65
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

2. Connecticut

Total Compliance Project Manager Jobs:
532
Highest 10% Earn:
$159,000
Location Quotient:
1.1
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

3. California

Total Compliance Project Manager Jobs:
6,244
Highest 10% Earn:
$168,000
Location Quotient:
1.27
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
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Top Compliance Project Manager Employers

1. Citi
4.8
Avg. Salary: 
$59,123
Compliance Project Managers Hired: 
10+
2. Walmart
4.9
Avg. Salary: 
$35,108
Compliance Project Managers Hired: 
9+
3. IBM
4.8
Avg. Salary: 
$94,835
Compliance Project Managers Hired: 
8+
4. JPMorgan Chase
4.9
Avg. Salary: 
$61,216
Compliance Project Managers Hired: 
7+
5. Verizon Communications
4.7
Avg. Salary: 
$46,888
Compliance Project Managers Hired: 
7+
6. Bank of America
4.8
Avg. Salary: 
$56,912
Compliance Project Managers Hired: 
6+

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Updated October 2, 2020