Entry-Level Compensation Specialist Salary

Entry-Level Compensation Specialists pull down an average of $55K annually. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by a strong majority, and a fair number earn vision coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Women account for the majority of Entry-Level Compensation Specialists who responded to the questionnaire — 67 percent to be exact. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$39,840 - $73,335
$40K
$55K
$73K
MEDIAN: $55,453
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$12.85 - $23.86
$13
$18
$24
MEDIAN: $17.74
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$39,840 - $73,335  
   
Bonus
$1,007 - $9,787  
Profit Sharing
$4,830  
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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$32,342 - $74,058  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 68
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.85 - $23.86  
   
Overtime
$18.19 - $36.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$1,007 - $9,787  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,830  
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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$32,342 - $74,058  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 26

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Key Stats for Compensation Specialist

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
80%
5-9 years
15%
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Skills That Affect Compensation Specialist Salaries

Data Analysis
▲29%

Benefits & Compensation
▲23%

Microsoft Excel
▲2%

National Average
$51,000

Microsoft Word
▼3%

Microsoft Office
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 12%
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