Good question. Here's my take based on my experience. I disagree with the pay comment. I think the pay is SIGNIFICANTLY more than $8,000 different. I would rate Manager at about 1/3 a Chief Compliance Officer's pay. The fact is titles matter.Chief Compliance Officer is someone who oversees an organization's compliance department. This person is a RARE individual who is multifaceted with deep knowledge in general compliance, privacy, audit, coding and billing and is an overall well-rounded person with respect to many skills such as: management, leadership, collaboration and communication.Compliance Officer is a step down from Chief Compliance Officer. It typically (not always) indicates the person works for a small organization and is a 1 person Compliance Department, has additional duties besides compliance and does not have the same level of knowledge of a Chief Compliance Officer.Lead Compliance Officer. Not familiar with this title so unable to comment.Compliance Manager typically indicates someone who has limited responsibility for managing one particular area of compliance versus someone with general compliance expertise. However, I have seen some companies use this title as a low level Compliance Officer type title, meaning someone who is expected to be a one person compliance department with general compliance knowledge reporting up to a Chief Compliance Officer who is at a different corporate location.
Margaret E. Baker, Esq., CHC
And to add a different flavor, there are also folks like me that are the designated Compliance and Privacy Officer without the title in the job description. During my tenure in the health plan arena, when performing compliance program effectiveness audits of delegated entities I got to see HR Directors and UM Directors that were designated as the Compliance Officer and/ or the Privacy Officer.
Maria Mojica, CHC, CHPC, CHIAP
Internal Audit and Compliance Program Manager
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