Compensation Specialist Salary in the United States

How much does a Compensation Specialist make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Compensation Specialist in the United States is $32 as of September 26, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $21 and $35. 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, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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These charts show the average hourly wage (core compensation), as well as the average total hourly cash compensation for the job of Compensation Specialist in the United States. The average hourly rate for Compensation Specialist ranges from $21 to $35 with the average hourly pay of $32. The total hourly cash compensation, which includes base and short-term incentives, can vary anywhere from $21 to $36 with the average total hourly cash compensation of $32.

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Job Openings for Compensation Specialist
Favorite Healthcare Staffing - Denver , CO
Compensation Analyst (CMPA) Contract Available in Denver, CO! Compensation Analyst (CMPA) Details: • Experienced Compensation Analysts Needed! • 9 Week Contract • Location: Denver, CO • Shift
Favorite Healthcare Staffing - 4 days ago
Suna Solutions - San Diego , CA
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ZipRecruiter - 5 days ago
Clovis Community College - Clovis , NM
Position Details Position Information Job Title Human Resource Specialist Job Summary Under ... Receive, prepare and return various compensation and benefit survey forms. Receive, investigate and ...
Clovis Community College - 3 days ago
AdvancedRPO - Chicago , Illinois
An Talent Acquisition Specialist is responsible for sourcing, recruiting, interviewing, evaluating ... Advanced Group offers competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits packages, and a flexible ...
Neuvoo - 8 days ago
Aerotek - Birmingham , Alabama
Develop competitive offers under the guidance of the compensation team, create offer letters and effectively extend offers to candidates * Build and maintains relationships with external applicants ...
Aerotek Corporate - 7 days ago
Advance Services Inc - Saint Louis , MO
... compensation specialists. * Effectively communicate HR products, perspectives, services, programs and policies to management and employees and implication on business strategies; * Consult in close ...
ZipRecruiter - 3 days ago