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Highest Paying Cities for Compensation and Benefits Managers

The top 100 highest paying cities for compensation and benefits managers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of compensation and benefits managers in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $169,250, Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland is the highest paying city for compensation and benefits managers. It is followed by San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California (average annual salary $163,130). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of compensation and benefits managers in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Compensation and Benefits Managers

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$169,250
90
2 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$163,130
160
3 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Missouri
$162,700
80
4 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$154,670
70
5 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$151,620
170
6 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$148,460
1,260
7 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$148,340
60
8 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$148,000
240
9 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$144,100
400
10 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$143,380
140
11 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$143,170
1,490
12 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$142,780
120
13 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$142,170
80
14 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$141,690
170
15 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$140,330
490
16 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$140,300
80
17 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$140,000
360
18 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$137,910
460
19 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$137,700
150
20 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$135,580
90
21 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$134,980
120
22 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$134,660
90
23 Greensboro-High Point, North Carolina
$133,680
40
24 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$133,190
310
25 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$132,880
130
26 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$132,580
250
27 Rochester, New York
$132,480
70
28 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$132,070
110
29 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$130,710
290
30 Camden, New Jersey
$130,620
30
31 Syracuse, New York
$129,980
40
32 Wilmington, New Jersey
$129,810
40
33 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$129,470
310
34 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$129,240
390
35 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$128,430
190
36 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$128,360
150
37 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$126,640
530
38 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania
$126,410
40
39 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$126,230
40
40 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$125,690
690
41 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$125,420
300
42 Akron, Ohio
$125,370
70
43 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$123,370
220
44 Winston-Salem, North Carolina
$122,770
40
45 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$122,630
30
46 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$122,280
240
47 Framingham, Massachusetts
$121,770
70
48 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$119,980
210
49 Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama
$117,540
70
50 Richmond, Virginia
$116,900
110
51 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$116,770
590
52 St Louis, Missouri
$115,410
160
53 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$115,380
70
54 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$114,840
90
55 Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
$113,420
60
56 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$112,980
110
57 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$112,520
30
58 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$112,450
190
59 Kansas City, Missouri
$112,030
130
60 Columbus, Ohio
$112,020
110
61 Jacksonville, Florida
$111,960
60
62 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$109,610
150
63 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$109,500
840
64 Worcester, Massachusetts
$109,100
40
65 Columbia, South Carolina
$108,380
60
66 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$108,000
60
67 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$107,790
240
68 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$107,790
70
69 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$107,290
700
70 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$102,760
110
71 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$102,310
70
72 Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania
$102,190
40
73 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$102,190
60
74 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$102,150
40
75 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$101,700
180
76 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$101,470
160
77 Knoxville, Tennessee
$101,050
60
78 Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
$101,030
70
79 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$100,790
50
80 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$100,390
130
81 Tucson, Arizona
$99,890
30
82 Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska
$99,660
140
83 Dayton, Ohio
$99,330
30
84 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$99,240
120
85 Madison, Wisconsin
$98,220
60
86 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, Maine
$97,620
40
87 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$96,960
120
88 Peoria, Illinois
$96,260
50
89 Springfield, Massachusetts
$94,740
60
90 New Haven, Connecticut
$94,230
40
91 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$93,400
60
92 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$92,900
100
93 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$92,110
70
94 Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, South Carolina
$91,280
30
95 Salt Lake City, Utah
$90,660
140
96 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$90,510
30
97 Toledo, Ohio
$89,810
40
98 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$87,500
240
99 Nashua, New Hampshire
$86,500
n/a
100 Boise City-Nampa, Idaho
$85,280
50
See also: Highest paying industries for compensation and benefits managers.