Manager, Compensation Salary

Compensation Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $97K annually. Job satisfaction for Compensation Managers is high. In this profession, nearly all enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a strong majority have vision insurance, as well. Women make up the majority of Compensation Managers (62 percent) who completed the questionnaire. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$59,296 - $125,523
MEDIAN: $96,884

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$59,296 - $125,523  
$2,483 - $19,598  
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$425.00 - $3,843  
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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).
$60,225 - $139,010  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 99
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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 note just a narrow range of job skills. 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

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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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Job Satisfaction

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


62 %
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 91%
vision benefits Vision: 78% employee benefits None: 5%