Director, Compensation Salary
Directors of Compensation in the United States can expect to earn an average of $125K per year. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn vision coverage. Women make up a slight majority of Directors of Compensation (53 percent) survey respondents. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Directors of Compensation — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$75,557 - $176,366|
|Bonus||$6,250 - $50,495|
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|$76,192 - $211,186|
Job Description for Director, Compensation
- 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.
- Direct staff engaged in the compensation department's programs; job evaluation, salary, and incentive programs.
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Pay by Experience Level for Director, Compensation
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Directors of Compensation with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Even the relatively untested can score weighty six-figure salaries; survey participants with less than five years' experience report earning a median of $116K per year. After working for 10 to 20 years, Directors of Compensation make a median salary of $148K. 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 $154K.
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