Director, Compensation Salary
Directors of Compensation in the United States take home an average $125K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Nearly all report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and most collect vision insurance. The majority of Directors of Compensation claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up a slight majority of Directors of Compensation (54 percent) who responded to the survey. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
|Salary||$88,608 - $187,078|
|Bonus||$7,831 - $52,183|
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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).)
|$91,491 - $225,324|
Job Description for Director, Compensation
- Develop and evaluate compensation programs, procedures and practices to ensure alignment with organizational goals and are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements and laws.
- Direct staff engaged in the compensation department's programs; job evaluation, salary, and incentive programs.
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Pay by Experience Level for Director, Compensation
Pay by Experience for a Director, Compensation has a positive trend. An entry-level Director, Compensation with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $116,000 based on 14 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Director, Compensation with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $123,000 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Director, Compensation which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $137,000 based on 59 salaries. A Director, Compensation with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $147,000 based on 23 salaries.
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