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Director, Compensation & Benefits Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Directors of Compensation & Benefits in the United States, with median pay hovering around $120K per year. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Women Directors of Compensation & Benefits who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Nearly all enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a strong majority get vision benefits. Most Directors of Compensation & Benefits report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$79,853 - $154,793
MEDIAN: $119,585

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$79,853 - $154,793  
$1,462 - $32,580  
Profit Sharing
$1,008 - $5,189  
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).
$82,252 - $182,314  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 124

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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.


Director, Compensation & Benefits Tasks

  • Monitor compensation and benefits expenditure budgets.
  • 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.

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Directors of Compensation & Benefits who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Human Resources Information System and Benefits & Compensation are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 9 percent and 7 percent, respectively.

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Experience Affects Director, Compensation & Benefits Salaries



National Average

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Skills That Affect Director, Compensation & Benefits Salaries

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
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Benefits & Compensation
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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.


56 %
44 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 80% employee benefits None: 5%