Director, Compensation Salary

An average Director of Compensation in the United States can expect to take home roughly $123K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of Directors of Compensation (54 percent) survey respondents.

$77,802 - $179,657
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MEDIAN: $123,119
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$77,802 - $179,657  
   
Bonus
$7,450 - $51,627  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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$77,830 - $214,702  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 87
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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. Annually raking in $116K, the average professional in this position sees a six-figure salary within the first five years. On average, Directors of Compensation make $137K following one to two decades on the job. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Director of Compensation with more than 20 years of experience can earn $147K on average.

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Key Stats for Director, Compensation

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
52%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects Director, Compensation Salaries

Late-Career
▲13%

▲6%

National Average
$130,000

Mid-Career
▼5%

Entry-Level
▼11%

Skills That Affect Director, Compensation Salaries

National Average
$130,000


Data Analysis
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
52%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 90%
vision benefits
Vision: 78%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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