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.

$88,608 - $187,078
$89K
$130K
$190K
MEDIAN: $131,619
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$0$225K
Salary $88,608 - $187,078
Bonus $7,831 - $52,183
Profit Sharing $1,500
Total Pay (?
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$91,491 - $225,324
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 111

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United States (change)

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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Key Stats for Director, Compensation

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
55%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Director, Compensation Salaries

Late-Career
▼0%

National Average
$146,000

▼6%

Mid-Career
▼16%

Entry-Level
▼21%

Skills That Affect Director, Compensation Salaries

National Average
$146,000


Data Analysis
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
55%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 94%
vision benefits
Vision: 78%
no benefits
None: 2%
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