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Director, Compensation Salary

Directors of Compensation in the United States take home approximately $119K annually on average. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Directors of Compensation. Women make up a slight majority of Directors of Compensation (54 percent) survey respondents. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$85,711 - $151,663
(Median)
$86K
$120K
$150K
MEDIAN: $118,833
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Salary
$85,711 - $151,663  
   
Bonus
$5,960 - $33,787  
Profit Sharing
$2,500 - $11,000  
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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$87,278 - $176,173  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 112

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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.


The relatively untested earn a median of $99K per year, but survey respondents who have racked up five to 10 years of experience report a six-figure median of $135K. Directors of Compensation bring in $137K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $134K.

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Experience Affects Director, Compensation Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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Late-Career
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National Average
$133,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
55%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 97% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 78% employee benefits None: 2%