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Analyst, Compensation Salary (United States)

A relatively inexperienced group of workers, close to three-fifths of Compensation Analysts report fewer than five years of experience; the average pay for this group is around $56K annually. In this profession, almost all workers individuals enjoy medical and dental coverage, and most have vision insurance, as well. There are more female Compensation Analysts than male, making up 66 percent of individuals in this profession. Most Compensation Analysts like their work and job satisfaction is high. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.
Analyst, Compensation Salary (?
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$40,900 - $76,539
(Median)
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56K
67K
77K
MEDIAN: $56,423
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Analyst, Compensation Salary (?
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$14.52 - $40.00
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$40,900 - $76,539  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,508  
Profit Sharing
$1,221 - $3,439  
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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$41,102 - $79,915  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 308
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$14.52 - $40.00  
   
Overtime
$22.50 - $57.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,508  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,221 - $3,439  
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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$41,102 - $79,915  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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Job Description for Analyst, Compensation

  • Participate in salary surveys, and analyze data from survey sources to determine competitiveness both internally and externally.
  • Price new jobs utilizing salary surveys or slotting.
  • Design and prepare ad hoc compensation and budget related reports for management.
  • Write job descriptions and maintain database of all job descriptions.
  • Assist in preparation of merit increase and incentive programs and budgeting.

Common Career Paths for Analyst, Compensation

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Compensation Analysts who go on to become Compensation Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Compensation Managers is $92K annually.

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Survey takers who work as Compensation Analysts report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Office, Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Benefits & Compensation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Benefits & Compensation. Microsoft Office is a skill commonly found among those who know Microsoft Excel.

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Skills That Affect Analyst, Compensation Salaries

Microsoft Office
0%
National Average
$57,000
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%
Data Analysis
up arrow 1%
Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 100 votes.

Gender

Female
66%
female alumni
 
Male
34%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 8%