How much does a Compensation Supervisor make in the United States? The average Compensation Supervisor salary in the United States is $124,144 as of January 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $107,678 and $141,223. 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 Supervisor Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Compensation Supervisor Salary $92,685 US January 26, 2024
25th Percentile Compensation Supervisor Salary $107,678 US January 26, 2024
50th Percentile Compensation Supervisor Salary $124,144 US January 26, 2024
75th Percentile Compensation Supervisor Salary $141,223 US January 26, 2024
90th Percentile Compensation Supervisor Salary $156,772 US January 26, 2024
25% $107,678 10% $92,685 90% $156,772 75% $141,223 $124,144 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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What skills does a Compensation Supervisor need?

Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.

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Leadership: Knowledge of and ability to employ effective strategies that motivate and guide other members within our business to achieve optimum results.

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Continuous Improvement: A continual improvement process, also often called a continuous improvement process (abbreviated as CIP or CI), is an ongoing effort to improve products, services, or processes. These efforts can seek "incremental" improvement over time or "breakthrough" improvement all at once. Delivery (customer valued) processes are constantly evaluated and improved in the light of their efficiency, effectiveness and flexibility. Some see CIPs as a meta-process for most management systems (such as business process management, quality management, project management, and program management). W. Edwards Deming, a pioneer of the field, saw it as part of the 'system' whereby feedback from the process and customer were evaluated against organisational goals. The fact that it can be called a management process does not mean that it needs to be executed by 'management'; but rather merely that it makes decisions about the implementation of the delivery process and the design of the delivery process itself.

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Cadence: In Western musical theory, a cadence is the end of a phrase in which the melody or harmony creates a sense of resolution.

Leadership 0.23%
Continuous Improvement 0.05%
Cadence 0.04%
Others 99.68%

Job Description for Compensation Supervisor

Compensation Supervisor supervises a team working on compensation plans and programs and related analysis. Oversees common compensation projects, including survey participation, job evaluation, salary structure development, incentive plan design, pay program administration and other associated initiatives. Being a Compensation Supervisor ensures that compensation plans and programs are consistent with organizational policies and all applicable federal and state laws. Maintains salary structures and company compensation policies. Additionally, Compensation Supervisor is responsible for survey participation and compensation analysis. Requires a bachelor's degree. May require a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) certification. Typically reports to a manager. The Compensation Supervisor supervises a group of primarily para-professional level staffs. May also be a level above a supervisor within high volume administrative/ production environments. Makes day-to-day decisions within or for a group/small department. Has some authority for personnel actions. To be a Compensation Supervisor typically requires 3-5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. Thorough knowledge of functional area and department processes. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Career Path for Compensation Supervisor

A career path is a sequence of jobs that leads to your short- and long-term career goals. Some follow a linear career path within one field, while others change fields periodically to achieve career or personal goals.

For Compensation Supervisor, the first career path typically starts with a Compensation Manager position, and then progresses to Compensation Senior Manager.

Additionally, the second career path typically progresses to Executive Compensation Manager.

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Compensation Supervisor salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Compensation Supervisor, the highest Compensation Supervisor salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Compensation Supervisor salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Compensation Supervisor salary is in Miami, FL, where the Compensation Supervisor salary is 2.9% 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
-2.9%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 5.5%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.7%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 17.5%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-0.7%

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