Director, Compensation & Benefits Salary

For Directors of Compensation & Benefits, yearly average wages total $121K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Women account for the majority of Directors of Compensation & Benefits who responded to the questionnaire — 63 percent to be exact. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$73,963 - $165,435
$74K
$120K
$170K
MEDIAN: $121,394
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$73,963 - $165,435  
   
Bonus
$4,530 - $29,896  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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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$78,652 - $179,516  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 140

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Job Description for Director, Compensation & Benefits

At larger companies and corporations, the director of compensation and benefits is a high-level executive position in human resources. This person is tasked with overseeing the fair wage structure offered to employees, all benefits and insurance, and the accurate compensation for any work-related injuries or accidents. The director is expected to set a wage scale that is competitive but also company-friendly, while assembling a benefits package that will help bring good, talented workers to the company.

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Director, Compensation & Benefits Tasks

  • Plan, develop and evaluate compensation and benefits programs.
  • Direct staff engaged in the compensation and benefits department's programs; job evaluation, salary, benefits and incentive programs.
  • Ensure services are in compliance with professional recordkeeping, reporting standards, state and federal regulatory requirements and laws.
  • Monitor compensation and benefits expenditure budgets.

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Key Stats for Director, Compensation & Benefits

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
44%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Director, Compensation & Benefits Salaries

Late-Career
▲8%

Experienced
▲5%

National Average
$131,000

Mid-Career
▼23%

Skills That Affect Director, Compensation & Benefits Salaries

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
▲18%


National Average
$131,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 91%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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