Median pay for Directors of Compensation & Benefits in the United States is around $121K per year. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Directors of Compensation & Benefits claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by almost all, and a fair number earn vision coverage. There are more female Directors of Compensation & Benefits who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 63 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$72,555 - $161,540
(Median)
$73K
$120K
$160K
MEDIAN: $121,289
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$72,555 - $161,540  
   
Bonus
$4,808 - $31,202  
Profit Sharing
$1,017  
Total Pay (?
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$76,879 - $179,952  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 127
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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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Experience Affects Director, Compensation & Benefits Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
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National Average
$134,000

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
$134,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 91%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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