Compensation and Benefits Director Salary in the United States

How much does a Compensation and Benefits Director make in the United States? The average Compensation and Benefits Director salary in the United States is $156,961 as of April 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $140,157 and $179,087. 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.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

Job Description

Responsible for the design, implementation, and ongoing evaluation of the organization's compensation and benefits programs, including base pay, incentive pay, health and welfare benefits, and retirement benefits. Works with senior management to ensure that compensation and benefits programs support the organization's business objectives and meet all legal requirements. Develops compensation and benefits 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. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

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