Director, Compensation & Benefits Salary

Directors of Compensation & Benefits in the United States take home an average $119K per year. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Directors of Compensation & Benefits, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all claim medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision coverage. There are more female Directors of Compensation & Benefits who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 69 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$73,505 - $164,796
$74K
$120K
$160K
MEDIAN: $119,070
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Salary
$73,505 - $164,796  
   
Bonus
$4,866 - $29,853  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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$78,366 - $179,088  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 133
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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

  • 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.
  • Monitor compensation and benefits expenditure budgets.

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Key Stats for Director, Compensation & Benefits

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
42%
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Experience Affects Director, Compensation & Benefits Salaries

Late-Career
▲10%

Experienced
▲4%

National Average
$127,000

Mid-Career
▼23%

Skills That Affect Director, Compensation & Benefits Salaries

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
▲16%


National Average
$127,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 91%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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