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Compensation and Benefits Manager Salary Information in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California

The annual and hourly salary statistics of compensation and benefits managers in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage statistics of compensation and benefits managers in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara 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 Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$97,120
25th Percentile Wage
$124,700
50th Percentile Wage
$163,130
75th Percentile Wage
$197,980
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for compensation and benefits managers in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $197,980. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $163,130. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $97,120.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$46.69
25th Percentile Wage
$59.95
50th Percentile Wage
$78.43
75th Percentile Wage
$95.18
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for compensation and benefits managers in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California. The average hourly salary for the 75th percentile wage is $95.18. The median hourly salary is $78.43. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $46.69.

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
2016163,1300.35%14.90%
2015162,560-3.00%-
2014167,43012.39%-
2013146,6805.36%-
2012138,820--

Table 3. Compare Compensation and Benefits Manager Salary in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara with Other California Cities

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

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 Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California.