Average Compensation Specialist Salary

$61,186
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,966
Bonus
$10,000
Commission
$2,500
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Compensation Specialist is $61,186.
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$44k
MEDIAN
$61k
90%
$93k
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Salary
$44k - $93k
Bonus
$979 - $10k
Profit Sharing
$101 - $7k
Commission
$0 - $10k
Total Pay
$40k - $94k

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Popular Skills for Compensation Specialist

Skills in Benefits & Compensation and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Compensation Specialist

An entry-level Compensation Specialist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $53,120 based on 13 salaries. An early career Compensation Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57,990 based on 122 salaries. A mid-career Compensation Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,039 based on 56 salaries. An experienced Compensation Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $63,628 based on 50 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $77,792.
Employees with Compensation Specialist in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 84.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (68.1% more) and New York, New York (33.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (21.6% less), Omaha, Nebraska (20.1% less) and Houston, Texas (18.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 255 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.1%
Early Career
47.8%
Mid Career
22.0%
Experienced
19.6%
Late Career
5.5%