Director, Compensation & Benefits Salary

Directors of Compensation & Benefits in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $118K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 54 percent. Nearly all receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision plans. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$80,334 - $155,433
(Median)
$80K
$120K
$160K
MEDIAN: $118,107
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Salary
$80,334 - $155,433  
   
Bonus
$1,462 - $30,933  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $6,050  
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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$82,331 - $182,158  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 129
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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

  • 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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Survey takers who work as Directors of Compensation & Benefits typically report just a few professional skills. Human Resources Information System and Benefits & Compensation are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 11 percent and 7 percent, respectively.

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Experience Affects Director, Compensation & Benefits Salaries

National Average
$126,000

Experienced
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Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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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
$126,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
1%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
45%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 90%
vision benefits Vision: 80% employee benefits None: 5%
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