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Manager, Compensation Salary

Median pay for Compensation Managers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $96K annually. Job satisfaction for Compensation Managers is high. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by nearly all, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. Compensation Managers survey participants are largely women, dominating at 65 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$57,459 - $124,699
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $95,632
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$57,459 - $124,699  
   
Bonus
$3,477 - $20,283  
Profit Sharing
$509 - $3,529  
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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$58,816 - $138,375  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 136
United States (change)

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.

Common Career Paths for Manager, Compensation


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Compensation may increase for Compensation Managers who advance to upper-end positions like Director of Compensation, who report median income of $124K.

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Popular Skills for Manager, Compensation


Compensation Managers report a narrow range of specific skills. Those who have experience with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Office can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those familiar with Microsoft Excel also tend to know Microsoft Word.

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Experience Affects Manager, Compensation Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$105,000

Skills That Affect Manager, Compensation Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

National Average
$105,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 92%
vision benefits Vision: 79% employee benefits None: 3%