How much does a Top Compensation Executive earn in the United States? The average Top Compensation Executive salary in the United States is $193,479 as of March 28, 2019, but the range typically falls between $172,256 and $229,987. 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 Cost of Living in Major Cities
Plans and directs compensation policies, objectives, and initiatives. Oversees the collection of wage, salary, and incentive survey data to ensure the organization's compensation programs/objectives are competitive in the current marketplace. Responsible for the design, development, and administration of all compensation programs used to attract and retain employees. Plans and administers long and short term equity programs and executive programs that drive company performance. Ensures compensation programs remain within budgetary constraints. Directs communications to employees that is clear and reinforces the value of the compensation programs. Keeps abreast of regulatory, market, and practice changes and trends. Requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to top management. May require CCP. Manages a departmental function within a broader corporate function. Develops major goals to support broad functional objectives. Approves policies developed within various sub-functions and departments. Typically requires 8+ years of managerial experience. Comprehensive knowledge of the overall departmental function.
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