A Compensation Analyst earns an average salary of $60,662 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
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$45,910 - $81,451
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$46K
$61K
$81K
MEDIAN: $60,661
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$16.86 - $34.05
(Median)
$17
$25
$34
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$45,910 - $81,451  
   
Bonus
$1,001 - $10,015  
Profit Sharing
$734 - $5,515  
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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$45,330 - $83,159  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 655
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$16.86 - $34.05  
   
Overtime
$27.05 - $48.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,001 - $10,015  
   
Profit Sharing
$734 - $5,515  
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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$45,330 - $83,159  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 67

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Job Description for Compensation Analyst

Compensation analysts work with human resource and operations professionals to perform a series of functions that ensure the company offers competitive compensation levels to attract and retain talent. At its core, the compensation analyst administers the company's business unit-specific variable pay programs. The work is ongoing, since the compensation analyst is responsible for reviewing and updating existing pay programs and developing new pay programs. In this review process, the compensation analyst observes the pay process, takes note of any inefficiencies or areas in need of improvement, prepares improvement recommendations along with supporting evidence.

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Compensation Analyst Tasks

  • Compute commissions, wages and deductions for sales employees.
  • Compile, analyze and report employee incentive sales data.
  • Assist in planning and implementing new and modified sales compensation plans.
  • Ensure company compliance with country specific regulations and laws, including reporting requirements.
  • Monitor cost differentials, taxes for equalization and country specific incentives and variable pay.

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Pay by Experience Level for Compensation Analyst

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,346

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Experience Affects Compensation Analyst Salaries




National Average
$61,000


Skills That Affect Compensation Analyst Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 2%

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
0%

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
0%

National Average
$61,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

compensation
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 12%

PeopleSoft
up arrow 15%

Human Resources
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 90 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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