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Compensation and Benefits Manager Salary Information in San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California

The annual and hourly salary statistics of compensation and benefits managers in San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage data of compensation and benefits managers in San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City 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 Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$87,710
25th Percentile Wage
$113,460
50th Percentile Wage
$148,000
75th Percentile Wage
$185,830
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for compensation and benefits managers in San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $185,830. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $148,000. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $87,710.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42.17
25th Percentile Wage
$54.55
50th Percentile Wage
$71.15
75th Percentile Wage
$89.34
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for compensation and benefits managers in San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California. The average hourly salary for the 75th percentile wage is $89.34. The median hourly salary is $71.15. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42.17.

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
2016148,00014.49%16.51%
2015126,560-1.00%-
2014127,8305.43%-
2013120,890-2.21%-
2012123,560--

Table 3. Compare Compensation and Benefits Manager Salary in San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with Other California Cities

From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $148,000, San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City is the second highest paying city for compensation and benefits managers in state of California, following the highest paying city San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara (median annual salary of $163,130). Compared with San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, the median annual salary of compensation and benefits managers in San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City is 9.3 percent (9.3%) lower.

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 Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California.