Directors of Compensation in the United States can expect to earn an average of $125K per year. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn vision coverage. Women make up a slight majority of Directors of Compensation (53 percent) survey respondents. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Directors of Compensation — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$75,557 - $176,366
$76K
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MEDIAN: $124,886
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$6,250 - $50,495  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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$76,192 - $211,186  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 95

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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. Even the relatively untested can score weighty six-figure salaries; survey participants with less than five years' experience report earning a median of $116K per year. After working for 10 to 20 years, Directors of Compensation make a median salary of $148K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $154K.

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Key Stats for Director, Compensation

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
051
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
52%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Director, Compensation Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$131,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Director, Compensation Salaries

National Average
$131,000

Data Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
52%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 93%
vision benefits
Vision: 82%
dental benefits
None: 1%
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