Director, Compensation Salary

The average Director of Compensation in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $118K annually. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The majority of Directors of Compensation (60 percent) who took the survey are women.

$85,765 - $152,547
(Median)
$86K
$120K
$150K
MEDIAN: $117,896
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$85,765 - $152,547  
   
Bonus
$6,040 - $34,020  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $8,000  
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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$87,192 - $174,572  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 111
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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.


Individuals with less than five years' experience take home around $99K. In contrast, though, people who have been on the job for five to 10 years report a six-figure median of $120K. On average, Directors of Compensation make $134K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

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Experience Affects Director, Compensation Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$129,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
53%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 2%
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