Alternate Job Titles: Chief Compensation Executive, Top Compensation Executive, Top Executive of Compensation, Top Compensation Officer, VP, Compensation, Vice President of Compensation
How much does a Top Compensation Executive make? The median annual Top Compensation Executive salary is $180,596, as of January 30, 2017, with a range usually between $160,788-$214,658, 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 Top Compensation Executive in the United States.
This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Top Compensation Executive in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Top Compensation Executive in the United States is $180,596, so 50% of the people who perform the job of Top Compensation Executive in the United States are expected to make less than $180,596.
This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Top Compensation Executive that make less than that salary. For example 50% of the people who perform the job of Top Compensation Executive are expected to make less than the median.
Source: HR Reported data as of February 2017
Plans and directs compensation policies, objectives, and initiatives. Responsible for development and administration of all compensation programs designed to attract and retain employees. Ensures compensation programs remain within budgetary constraints. Requires a bachelor's degree with at least 15 years of experience in the field. Demonstrates expertise in a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Leads and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to top management. View full job description