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Senior Compensation Consultant Salary

With approximately three-fifths of Senior Compensation Consultants in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $61K to $132K per year and averages out to $90K per year. Most Senior Compensation Consultants survey respondents are women (71 percent). Medical and dental coverage is claimed by almost all, and a fair number earn vision coverage. Work is enjoyable for Senior Compensation Consultants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$59,623 - $118,592
MEDIAN: $90,443

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$59,623 - $118,592  
$503 - $20,245  
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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).
$60,626 - $132,299  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 94
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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.

The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $79K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $94K. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $104K. 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 $94K.

Experience Affects Senior Compensation Consultant Salaries

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.


71 %
29 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 5%