Average Manager, Compensation Salary

$110,008
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$12,203
Bonus
$5,640
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Manager, Compensation is $110,008.
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$76k
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$110k
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$136k
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MEDIAN $110,008
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Salary
$76k - $136k
Bonus
$3k - $22k
Profit Sharing
$3k - $10k
Total Pay
$77k - $151k

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Job Description for Manager, Compensation

Manager, Compensation Tasks
  • Manage the selection, training and development of staff.
  • Manage the day to day operations of the compensation department's programs; job evaluation, performance appraisal, salary administration and incentive programs.
  • Plan all compensation programs, procedures and practices to ensure consistency with organizations overall objectives and are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements and laws.

Career Paths

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Manager, Compensation
Compensation Manager
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Human Resources (HR) Director
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Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Manager, Compensation

Skills in Benefits & Compensation, Microsoft Office and Human Resources Information System (HRIS) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Analysis and Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Manager, Compensation

An early career Manager, Compensation with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $96,955 based on 13 salaries. A mid-career Manager, Compensation with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $106,712 based on 44 salaries. An experienced Manager, Compensation with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $115,791 based on 62 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $114,820.
Employees with Manager, Compensation in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 23.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (8.1% more) and Los Angeles, California (7.6% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 142 survey responses.
Early Career
9.2%
Mid Career
31.0%
Experienced
43.7%
Late Career
16.2%