Median pay for Compensation Managers with Benefits & Compensation skills lies in the neighborhood of $92K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. More than half of Compensation Managers with Benefits & Compensation skills (65 percent) survey participants are women. Nearly all get medical and dental insurance, and a strong majority get vision plans, too. Job satisfaction for Compensation Managers with Benefits & Compensation skills is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$62,059 - $124,530
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$62K
$92K
$120K
MEDIAN: $91,582
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Salary
$62,059 - $124,530  
   
Bonus
$2,534 - $23,864  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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).
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$65,905 - $140,695  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 126
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Pay by Experience Level for Compensation Manager

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


For Compensation Managers with Benefits & Compensation skills, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $84K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $96K. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $106K on average. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $114K.

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Experience Affects Compensation Manager Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$100,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 90%
medical benefits
Vision: 78%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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