The average pay for a Compensation Manager is $93,066 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Compensation Manager Total Pay (?
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$58,663 - $124,329
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$58,663 - $124,329  
   
Bonus
$1,310 - $20,394  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,550  
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$58,485 - $134,313  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 141
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Job Description for Compensation Manager
  • Manage the day to day operations of the compensation department’s programs; job evaluation, performance appraisal, salary administration and incentive programs.
  • Plan all compensation programs, procedures and practices to ensure consistency with organization's overall objectives and are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements and laws.
  • Manage the selection, training and development of staff.
Pay by Experience Level for Compensation Manager
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
New York
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Dallas
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National Average
$98,000
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Experience Affects Compensation Manager Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 9%
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
National Average
$98,000
Late-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Compensation Manager Salaries

Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$98,000
Data Analysis
up arrow 18%
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Gender
Female
67%
female alumni
 
Male
33%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
18%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 92%
vision benefits Vision: 82% employee benefits None: 5%
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