Director, Compensation & Benefits Salary

Salaries for Directors of Compensation & Benefits in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($119K) per year. In the world of Directors of Compensation & Benefits, total cash compensation can vary between $78K and $186K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $35K and $9K, respectively. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 51 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Nearly all claim medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$73,309 - $160,970
(Median)
$73K
$120K
$160K
MEDIAN: $119,401
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Salary
$73,309 - $160,970  
   
Bonus
$1,532 - $34,953  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $8,922  
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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$77,749 - $185,978  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 153
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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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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.

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Experience Affects Director, Compensation & Benefits Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
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National Average
$133,000

Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Director, Compensation & Benefits Salaries

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
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National Average
$133,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
1%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
41%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
medical benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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