Director, Compensation & Benefits Salary

On average, Directors of Compensation & Benefits in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($119K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up a slight majority of Directors of Compensation & Benefits (54 percent) survey respondents. Most Directors of Compensation & Benefits report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by almost all, and a large number earn vision coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$80,198 - $155,758

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Salary
$80,198 - $155,758  
   
Bonus
$1,445 - $31,078  
Profit Sharing
$1,008 - $5,200  
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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$82,152 - $182,514  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 127
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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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Typical Directors of Compensation & Benefits report a focused set of job skills. Human Resources Information System and Benefits & Compensation are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 10 percent and 7 percent, respectively.

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Experience Affects Director, Compensation & Benefits Salaries

Experienced
0%

National Average
$127,000

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

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
up arrow 10%

Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 7%

National Average
$127,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
43%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 90%
vision benefits Vision: 80% employee benefits None: 4%
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