Manager, Compensation Salary

Compensation Managers in the United States can expect wages of $97K annually on average. Compensation Managers survey participants are largely women, dominating at 61 percent. Nearly all receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision plans. Most Compensation Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$59,941 - $125,853
(Median)
$60K
$97K
$130K
MEDIAN: $97,145
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Salary
$59,941 - $125,853  
   
Bonus
$2,553 - $19,645  
Profit Sharing
$425.00 - $3,843  
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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$61,118 - $139,485  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 96
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Job Description for Manager, Compensation

  • 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.
  • Manage the selection, training and development of staff.

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Compensation Managers who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Those who have experience with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Word can expect to be compensated well for these skills.

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Experience Affects Manager, Compensation Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$108,000

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Skills That Affect Manager, Compensation Salaries

Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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National Average
$108,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 91%
vision benefits Vision: 78% employee benefits None: 5%
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