Senior Compensation Consultant Salary

Close to one-half of Senior Compensation Consultants in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $63K to $133K per year, but median earnings come to around $90K per year. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Senior Compensation Consultants like their work and job satisfaction is high. Almost all receive medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$63,830 - $117,671
MEDIAN: $89,543

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$63,159 - $133,011  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 103
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Compensation Consultant

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

People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $87K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $91K. Senior Compensation Consultants claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $97K. For some reason, Senior Compensation Consultants with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $93K.

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Experience Affects Senior Compensation Consultant Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.


59 %
41 %

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%
medical benefits
Vision: 78%
dental benefits
None: 6%