Salary for Compensation and Benefits Managers

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Also known as:  Compensation Director, Employee Benefits Coordinator, Employee Benefits Director, Employee Benefits Manager, Wage and Salary Administrator helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

Compensation and benefits managers are responsible for directing, coordinating, planning and overseeing tasks and operations within an organization or of entire organizations involving compensation and benefits. They might also develop budgets, develop schedules and maintain daily logs and other related work. This job normally requires a bachelor's degree and several years of related work experience, but not always. Some employers also require a few years of on-the-job training after being hired.

A Compensation or Benefits Manager earns salaries somewhere between $70,920 and $208,000 based on experience and domain knowledge. get an average salary of one hundred and thirty-seven thousand one hundred and sixty dollars on an annual basis.

have the best average pay in New Jersey, where they can get compensation, on average, of close to $198,300. This group of people have the highest pay levels in Information, where they can earn pay of $155,270.

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Compensation and Benefits Managers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Finance and Insurance

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Accommodation and Food Services
Public Administration
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Educational Services
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
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