Director, Compensation & Benefits Salary

Pay for Directors of Compensation & Benefits in the United States sits in the ballpark of $120K per year. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a large number collect vision insurance. There are more female Directors of Compensation & Benefits who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 66 percent. Most Directors of Compensation & Benefits like their work and job satisfaction is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$74,527 - $162,334
$75K
$120K
$160K
MEDIAN: $120,263
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$0$178K
Salary $74,527 - $162,334
Bonus $4,438 - $31,701
Profit Sharing $2,000
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$79,240 - $178,912
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 149

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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
66 %
Male
34 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
39%
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Experience Affects Director, Compensation & Benefits Salaries

Late-Career
▲7%

Experienced
▲2%

National Average
$130,000

Mid-Career
▼25%

Skills That Affect Director, Compensation & Benefits Salaries

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
▲14%


National Average
$130,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 92%
vision benefits
Vision: 80%
no benefits
None: 3%
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