Senior Compensation Consultant Salary

Senior Compensation Consultants in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and over one-half have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $90K annually, but may range from $62K to $133K per year. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Nearly all receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision plans. More than half of Senior Compensation Consultants (60 percent) survey participants are women. For the most part, Senior Compensation Consultants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$62,139 - $117,636
MEDIAN: $89,651

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$62,139 - $117,636  
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$62,341 - $132,700  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 105
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Job Description for Senior Compensation Consultant

  • Review, analyze and recommend plans for employee compensation plans.
  • Analyze and present compensation and budget related reports for management.
  • Price new jobs utilizing salary surveys or slotting.
  • Recommend merit increase and incentive programs and budgeting.

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

The average beginner in this position makes around $84K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $90K. Senior Compensation Consultants with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $95K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Senior Compensation Consultants report making only $94K on average.

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.


60 %
40 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 91%
vision benefits Vision: 79% employee benefits None: 6%