Director, Compensation Salary

An average Director of Compensation in the United States can expect to take home roughly $119K annually. For the most part, Directors of Compensation enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Women Directors of Compensation who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$86,193 - $153,496
(Median)
$86K
$120K
$150K
MEDIAN: $119,203
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$86,193 - $153,496  
   
Bonus
$7,757 - $34,767  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $8,000  
Total Pay (?
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$87,613 - $178,204  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 116
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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.


Professionals with less than five years' experience earn a median of $99K annually, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts report a weighty six-figure median of $123K. For Directors of Compensation, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $136K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $135K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Director, Compensation Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
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National Average
$132,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
55%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 97% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 79% employee benefits None: 2%
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