How much does a Compensation and Benefits Manager make in the United States? The average Compensation and Benefits Manager salary in the United States is $117,602 as of September 27, 2021, but the range typically falls between $101,414 and $132,895. 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% $101,414 10% $86,676 90% $146,819 75% $132,895 $117,602 50%(Median)
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Job Description for Compensation and Benefits Manager

Compensation and Benefits Manager leads the development, implementation, and administration of compensation and benefits programs, policies, and procedures. Manages common compensation functions, including survey participation, job evaluation, salary structure development, incentive plan design, and associated analysis. Being a Compensation and Benefits Manager manages common benefits functions, including life, health, and disability insurance, retirement benefits and paid time off. Ensures that compensation and benefits programs remain competitive and conform to current compensation strategy. Additionally, Compensation and Benefits Manager may also manage profit-sharing and performance management programs. Requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a head of a unit/department. The Compensation and Benefits Manager manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. To be a Compensation and Benefits Manager typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 - 3 years supervisory experience may be required. Extensive knowledge of the function and department processes. (Copyright 2021 Salary.com)... View full job description

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