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 $169,695 as of May 27, 2021, but the range typically falls between $148,549 and $193,104. 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. 

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25% $148,549 10% $129,297 90% $214,417 75% $193,104 $169,695 50%(Median)
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Job Description for Compensation and Benefits Director

Compensation and Benefits Director is responsible for the design, implementation, and ongoing evaluation of the organization's compensation and benefits programs, including base pay, incentive pay, health and welfare benefits, and retirement benefits. Works with senior management to ensure that compensation and benefits programs support the organization's business objectives and meet all legal requirements. Being a Compensation and Benefits Director develops compensation and benefits budget for assigned areas and manages budget after it is approved. May be responsible for entire organization or for one or more major segments of a larger organization. Additionally, Compensation and Benefits Director requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to top 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. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function. To be a Compensation and Benefits Director typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience. (Copyright 2021 Salary.com)... View full job description

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City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
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City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
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City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
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