Compensation Manager Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Compensation Manager is $95,191 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Compensation Manager Total Pay (?
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$62,426 - $123,767
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MEDIAN: $95,190
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National Salary Data

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$62,426 - $123,767  
   
Bonus
$1,989 - $20,284  
Profit Sharing
$817 - $8,808  
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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$60,796 - $135,413  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 179
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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.

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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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Chicago
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National Average
$99,000
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Experience Affects Compensation Manager Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 7%
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
Late-Career
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National Average
$99,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 31%

Skills That Affect Compensation Manager Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%
Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
up arrow 2%
National Average
$99,000
Data Analysis
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
63%
female alumni
 
Male
37%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 91%
vision benefits Vision: 80% employee benefits None: 5%
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