Manager, Compensation Salary

The average Compensation Manager in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $99K annually. Nearly all claim medical and dental insurance and most get vision coverage. Female Compensation Managers are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (60 percent) are women. Work is enjoyable for Compensation Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$60,479 - $125,620
(Median)
$60K
$99K
$130K
MEDIAN: $98,853
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$60,479 - $125,620  
   
Bonus
$2,447 - $19,956  
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
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$62,407 - $138,184  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 91
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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.

Common Career Paths for Manager, Compensation


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Many Compensation Managers transition into upper-level Director of Compensation positions. Directors of Compensation earn a median of $122K per year.

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Compensation Managers usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Word can expect to be compensated well for these skills.

Pay by Experience Level for Manager, Compensation

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Professionals with less than five years' experience earn a median of $99K annually, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts report a weighty six-figure median of $106K. Compensation Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $115K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $117K.

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Experience Affects Manager, Compensation Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$109,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Manager, Compensation Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$109,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 98%
dental benefits
Dental: 94%
medical benefits
Vision: 81%
dental benefits
None: 2%
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