Alternate Job Titles: Director of Compensation, Compensation Director
How much does a Compensation Director make? The median annual Compensation Director salary is $144,896, as of September 27, 2017, with a range usually between $128,617-$162,267, however this can vary widely depending on a variety of factors. Our team of Certified Compensation Professionals has analyzed survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at companies of all sizes and industries to present this range of annual salaries for people with the job title Compensation Director in the United States.
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Compensation Director in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Compensation Director in the United States is $144,896, so 50% of the people who perform the job of Compensation Director in the United States are expected to make less than $144,896.
Source: HR Reported data as of September 27, 2017
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Compensation Director that make less than that salary. For example 50% of the people who perform the job of Compensation Director are expected to make less than the median.
Source: HR Reported data as of October 2017
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. 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. Requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to top management. 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. Typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience. View full job description