The average salary for a Manager, Compensation is $110,008.
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Job Description for Manager, Compensation
Compensation managers are responsible for overseeing several employees within their companies to ensure that all goals and tasks set by upper-management are met within the appropriate deadlines. Communication with both upper-management and other employees in the company is essential in this position, and these managers must also have strong interpersonal skills and general knowledge of office software, emails, and multi-line telephone systems. Aspiring compensation managers should have a gener…Read more
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.
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Popular Skills for Manager, Compensation
Benefits & 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.
Pay Difference by Location
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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).
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