Directors of Compensation in the United States can expect wages of $125K per year on average. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Directors of Compensation report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all have medical and dental plans, and a large number have vision insurance. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 53 percent.

$73,298 - $174,386
(Median)
$73K
$120K
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MEDIAN: $124,867
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Salary
$73,298 - $174,386  
   
Bonus
$2,564 - $44,385  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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$74,332 - $206,250  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 87
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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.


Even the relatively untested can earn a lot; individuals who have been working for fewer than five years report a median six-figure salary of $116K per year. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $146K in this role. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $136K.

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Experience Affects Director, Compensation Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$132,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Director, Compensation Salaries

National Average
$132,000

Data Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
51%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 92%
medical benefits
Vision: 82%
dental benefits
None: 2%
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