Compensation Analyst Salary (United States)

A Compensation Analyst earns an average salary of $57,063 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Compensation Analyst Total Pay (?
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$41,740 - $75,773
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $57,063
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Compensation Analyst Total Pay (?
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$17.59 - $36.52
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$41,740 - $75,773  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,853  
Profit Sharing
$100.67 - $10,137  
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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$41,604 - $77,447  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 446
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$17.59 - $36.52  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $42.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,853  
   
Profit Sharing
$100.67 - $10,137  
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).
)
$41,604 - $77,447  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 446
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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
  • Assist in preparation of merit increase and incentive programs and budgeting.
  • Identify relevant market data and trends regarding executive compensation and present recommendations.
  • Review and monitor employee pay and recommend reviews if necessary.
  • Design and prepare ad hoc compensation and budget related reports for management.
  • Write job descriptions and maintain database of all job descriptions.
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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
San Jose
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Stamford
up arrow 31%
Boston
up arrow 17%
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Chicago
up arrow 3%
Dallas
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Atlanta
0%
National Average
$57,000
St. Louis
up arrow 1%
Minneapolis
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Houston
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Charlotte
up arrow 10%
Cincinnati
up arrow 12%
Birmingham
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San Antonio
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Experience Affects Compensation Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%
National Average
$57,000

Skills That Affect Compensation Analyst Salaries

Microsoft Excel
0%
National Average
$57,000
Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%
compensation
up arrow 6%
Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
up arrow 8%
PeopleSoft
up arrow 9%
Microsoft Access
up arrow 14%
Human Resources
up arrow 16%
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Gender
Female
66%
female alumni
 
Male
34%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
2%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 10%
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