Compensation Director Salary in the United States

How much does a Compensation Director make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Compensation Director in the United States is $74 as of May 31, 2019, but the range typically falls between $65 and $82. Hourly rate 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.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

Job Description

Compensation Director is responsible for the design, implementation, and ongoing evaluation of the organization's compensation programs, including base pay, incentive pay, and performance management programs. Works with senior management to ensure that compensation strategy and programs support the organization's business objectives and meet all legal requirements. Being a Compensation Director develops compensation 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 Director requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to top management. The Compensation 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 Director typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

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