How much does a Compensation and Benefits Director make in the United States? The average Compensation and Benefits Director salary in the United States is $200,208 as of May 28, 2024, but the range typically falls between $180,721 and $224,332. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Compensation and Benefits Director Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Compensation and Benefits Director Salary $162,979 US May 28, 2024
25th Percentile Compensation and Benefits Director Salary $180,721 US May 28, 2024
50th Percentile Compensation and Benefits Director Salary $200,208 US May 28, 2024
75th Percentile Compensation and Benefits Director Salary $224,332 US May 28, 2024
90th Percentile Compensation and Benefits Director Salary $246,297 US May 28, 2024
25% $180,721 10% $162,979 90% $246,297 75% $224,332 $200,208 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Job Description for Compensation and Benefits Director

Compensation and Benefits Director directs an organization's compensation and benefits department's policies, objectives, and initiatives. Develops and administers all compensation and benefits programs designed to attract and retain employees. Being a Compensation and Benefits Director ensures compensation and benefits programs remain within budgetary constraints. Monitors trends and provides recommendations for improvements. Additionally, Compensation and Benefits Director creates policies and initiatives to ensure compensation and benefits programs follow all legal and organizational rules and guidelines. Requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to senior management. The Compensation and Benefits Director manages a departmental sub-function within a broader departmental function. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure. To be a Compensation and Benefits Director typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Compensation and Benefits Director salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Compensation and Benefits Director, the highest Compensation and Benefits Director salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Compensation and Benefits Director salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Compensation and Benefits Director salary is in Miami, FL, where the Compensation and Benefits Director salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-3.5%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-1.3%

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