Director, Compensation & Benefits Salary

Directors of Compensation & Benefits receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $119K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Nearly all enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a strong majority get vision benefits. Women Directors of Compensation & Benefits who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$80,334 - $155,498
(Median)
$80K
$120K
$160K
MEDIAN: $118,741
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Salary
$80,334 - $155,498  
   
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: 2 Jul 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 results show that 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 10 percent and 6 percent, respectively.

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Experience Affects Director, Compensation & Benefits Salaries

Late-Career
0%

National Average
$127,000

Experienced
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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
$127,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 80% employee benefits None: 5%
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