Manager, Compensation Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Compensation Managers in the United States, with median pay hovering around $106K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Compensation Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all claim medical and dental insurance and nearly all get vision coverage. Women Compensation Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$75,851 - $127,895
$76K
$110K
$130K
MEDIAN: $105,589
10%
50%
90%

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$29.15 - $45.13
$39
MEDIAN: $38.94
50%

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$0$146K
Salary $75,851 - $127,895
Bonus $2,027 - $23,455
Profit Sharing $8,640
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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$73,791 - $146,086
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 76
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $38.94
Annual Data $0$146K
Bonus $2,027 - $23,455
Profit Sharing $8,640
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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$73,791 - $146,086
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 5

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Job Description for Manager, Compensation

Compensation managers are responsible for overseeing several employees within their companies to ensure that all goals and tasks set by upper-management are met within the appropriate deadlines. Communication with both upper-management and other employees in the company is essential in this position, and these managers must also have strong interpersonal skills and general knowledge of office software, emails, and multi-line telephone systems.

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Manager, Compensation Tasks

  • Manage the selection, training and development of staff.
  • Manage the day to day operations of the compensation department's programs; job evaluation, performance appraisal, salary administration and incentive programs.
  • Plan all compensation programs, procedures and practices to ensure consistency with organizations overall objectives and are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements and laws.

Common Career Paths for Manager, Compensation


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Compensation Managers who transition into an upper level Director of Compensation position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Director of Compensation makes $123K a year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Manager, Compensation

Pay by Experience for a Manager, Compensation has a positive trend. An entry-level Manager, Compensation with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 12 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Manager, Compensation with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $112,000 based on 26 salaries. An experienced Manager, Compensation which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $117,000 based on 38 salaries. A Manager, Compensation with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $114,000 based on 16 salaries.

Manager, Compensation Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Manager, Compensation?

Manager, Compensation in Houston:
"Not Sure It's Worth the Title."
Pros: My team. They work hard and do their very best.
Cons: Our leadership is lacking.

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Key Stats for Manager, Compensation

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Manager, Compensation Salaries

▲3%

Late-Career
▲1%

National Average
$113,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼10%

Skills That Affect Manager, Compensation Salaries


National Average
$113,000

Microsoft Access
▼1%

Microsoft Office
▼4%

Microsoft Word
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 96%
vision benefits
Vision: 94%
no benefits
None: 1%
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