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Director, Compensation Salary

Median pay for Directors of Compensation in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $119K per year. Work is enjoyable for Directors of Compensation, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women Directors of Compensation who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number.

$86,029 - $152,116
(Median)
$86K
$120K
$150K
MEDIAN: $119,062
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$86,029 - $152,116  
   
Bonus
$5,960 - $34,222  
Profit Sharing
$2,500 - $11,000  
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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$87,447 - $177,055  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 114

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Job Description for Director, Compensation

  • Direct staff engaged in the compensation department’s programs; job evaluation, salary, and incentive programs.
  • Develop and evaluate compensation programs, procedures and practices to ensure alignment with organizational goals and are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements and laws.

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Pay by Experience Level for Director, Compensation

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


Although employees with less than five years' experience earn around $99K on average, the five-to-10 year group has a much higher, six-figure median of $133K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Directors of Compensation make a median salary of $138K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Directors of Compensation report making only $135K on average.

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Experience Affects Director, Compensation Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Late-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$133,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
53%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 97% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 78% employee benefits None: 2%
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