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Compensation and Benefits Manager Salary Information in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California

The annual and hourly salary statistics of compensation and benefits managers in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage statistics of compensation and benefits managers in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos is based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Compensation and Benefits Managers in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$73,350
25th Percentile Wage
$104,900
50th Percentile Wage
$128,360
75th Percentile Wage
$162,470
90th Percentile Wage
$142,330

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for compensation and benefits managers in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $142,330. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $128,360. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $73,350.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35.26
25th Percentile Wage
$50.43
50th Percentile Wage
$61.71
75th Percentile Wage
$78.11
90th Percentile Wage
$68.43

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for compensation and benefits managers in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $68.43. The median hourly salary is $61.71. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35.26.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of compensation and benefits managers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016128,360-5.52%20.50%
2015135,44011.58%-
2014119,76012.82%-
2013104,4102.26%-
2012102,050--

Table 3. Compare Compensation and Benefits Manager Salary in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos with Other California Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $128,360 in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos is in the middle of salary range for compensation and benefits managers in state of California. In comparison, the annual salary of compensation and benefits managers in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos is 21.3 percent (21.3%) lower than that in the highest paying San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara and 20.4 percent (20.4%) higher than that in the lowest paying Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$163,130
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$148,000
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$144,100
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$143,380
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$140,000
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$132,070
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$128,430
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$128,360
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$116,770
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$115,380
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$102,150

See also: Top paying jobs in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California.