Analyst, Compensation & Benefits Salary

The average Compensation & Benefits Analyst in the United States earns approximately $65K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Compensation & Benefits Analysts survey respondents are women (73 percent). Most Compensation & Benefits Analysts report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by a large number, and most earn vision coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$50,105 - $84,430
$50K
$65K
$84K
MEDIAN: $64,987
10%
50%
90%

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$19.67 - $33.10
$28
MEDIAN: $27.82
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$50,105 - $84,430  
   
Bonus
$1,495 - $13,671  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$50,239 - $86,809  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 93
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$27.82  
   
Overtime
$37.07  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$1,495 - $13,671  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$50,239 - $86,809  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7
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Job Description for Analyst, Compensation & Benefits

  • Examine and evaluate employee compensation and benefit programs.
  • Assist in researching and developing policies regarding health insurance, retirement, pension plans and paid time off.
  • Participate in salary surveys, and analyze data from survey sources to determine competitiveness.
  • Price new jobs utilizing salary surveys or slotting.
  • Write job descriptions and maintain database of all job descriptions.

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Popular Skills for Analyst, Compensation & Benefits


Compensation & Benefits Analysts seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Benefits & Compensation, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Benefits Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. For most people, competency in Microsoft Excel indicates knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Analyst, Compensation & Benefits

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $64K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $69K. For Compensation & Benefits Analysts, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $79K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $68K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $65,994

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Though Compensation & Benefits Analysts can find somewhat larger paychecks in Houston — just above the national average — location actually has a very small overall effect on compensation in this occupation. Compensation & Benefits Analysts will also find cushy salaries in New York (+2 percent). In Chicago, salaries are 18 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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Key Stats for Analyst, Compensation & Benefits

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
3%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Analyst, Compensation & Benefits Salaries

▲20%

▲4%

Late-Career
▲4%

National Average
$66,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Analyst, Compensation & Benefits Salaries




National Average
$66,000

Benefits Administration
▼2%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 83%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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