Compensation Manager with Benefits & Compensation Skills Salary

Compensation Managers with Benefits & Compensation skills can expect to earn an average of $96K per year. Total cash compensation for Compensation Managers with Benefits & Compensation skills runs from $66K to $133K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $25K and profit sharing that can reach almost $9K. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Compensation Managers with Benefits & Compensation skills survey participants are largely women, dominating at 67 percent. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$61,254 - $121,575
MEDIAN: $96,400

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
$61,254 - $121,575  
$3,987 - $24,682  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,000  
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).
$65,634 - $133,059  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 119
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Pay by Experience Level for Compensation Manager

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

The average beginner in this position makes around $83K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $100K. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $108K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $105K.

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Experience Affects Compensation Manager Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.


67 %
33 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 4%