Director, Compensation & Benefits Salary

Pay for Directors of Compensation & Benefits in the United States sits in the ballpark of $119K per year. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Directors of Compensation & Benefits report high levels of job satisfaction. Directors of Compensation & Benefits survey participants are largely women, dominating at 63 percent. Almost all enjoy medical while nearly all get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$73,963 - $163,425
$74K
$120K
$160K
MEDIAN: $119,011
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$73,963 - $163,425  
   
Bonus
$4,877 - $30,915  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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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$78,906 - $178,658  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 140

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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
63 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
41%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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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 14 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
41%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 91%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
no benefits
None: 3%
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