Manager, Compensation & Benefits Salary

A Manager, Compensation & Benefits earns an average salary of $82,753 per year.

$53,580 - $111,520
MEDIAN: $82,752

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$53,580 - $111,520  
$0.00 - $15,290  
Profit Sharing
$1,250 - $5,875  
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).
$55,015 - $118,369  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 302
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Job Description for Manager, Compensation & Benefits

Effectively managing compensation and benefits are essential to ensuring employee satisfaction and that all laws and other regulations are followed. The manager of compensation and benefits is a part of the organization's human resources department and assists employees with issues of pay, benefits and retirement. They also engage in methods to boost employee awareness of their options and benefits packages.


Manager, Compensation & Benefits Tasks

  • Manage the selection, training and development of staff engaged in the organizational compensation and benefit programs.
  • Analyze compensation policies, government regulations, and surveys to develop competitive compensation plan.
  • Design, evaluate and modify benefits programs and policies to ensure that programs are current, competitive and in compliance with legal requirements.
  • Manage the design and development of tools to assist employees and to guide managers through compensation decisions.

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Experience Affects Salaries

National Average

Skills That Affect Salaries

Data Analysis
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National Average

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
up arrow 1%

Benefits & Compensation
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401k Plan Administration
up arrow 5%

Benefits Administration
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.


81 %
19 %

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: 89% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 8%