Director, Compensation & Benefits Salary

Compensation for Directors of Compensation & Benefits in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($119K). Total cash compensation to Directors of Compensation & Benefits bottoms out near $78K and approaches $186K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $35K from bonuses and almost $9K from profit sharing. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Women make up a slight majority of Directors of Compensation & Benefits (51 percent) survey respondents. For the most part, Directors of Compensation & Benefits enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$73,309 - $160,970
MEDIAN: $119,401

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$73,309 - $160,970  
$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).
$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.


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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Experience Affects Director, Compensation & Benefits Salaries

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Skills That Affect Director, Compensation & Benefits Salaries

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
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Job Satisfaction

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


51 %
49 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

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