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Director, Compensation Salary

The average Director of Compensation in the United States earns approximately $119K annually. Women make up a slight majority of Directors of Compensation (56 percent) survey respondents. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job.

$86,029 - $152,890
(Median)
$86K
$120K
$150K
MEDIAN: $119,204
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$86,029 - $152,890  
   
Bonus
$5,872 - $34,307  
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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$87,447 - $177,828  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 114
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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 $126K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Directors of Compensation make a median salary of $138K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $135K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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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 23 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
54%
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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