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Director, Compensation & Benefits Salary

On average, Directors of Compensation & Benefits in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($121K) 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. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all receive medical and dental insurance and a large number get vision insurance. Women make up a slight majority of Directors of Compensation & Benefits (56 percent) survey respondents. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$80,373 - $156,142
(Median)
$80K
$120K
$160K
MEDIAN: $120,549
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National Salary Data (?
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.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$80,373 - $156,142  
   
Bonus
$1,445 - $32,698  
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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$82,483 - $183,048  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 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.

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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 report a narrow range of specific skills. Human Resources Information System and Benefits & Compensation are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 8 percent and 6 percent, respectively.

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Experience Affects Director, Compensation & Benefits Salaries

Late-Career
0%

National Average
$130,000

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

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
up arrow 8%

Benefits & Compensation
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National Average
$130,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 81% employee benefits None: 6%
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