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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 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California (average annual salary $166,760). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$166,760
40
3 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$163,130
160
4 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Missouri
$161,410
40
5 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$156,970
150
6 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$152,130
260
7 Camden, New Jersey
$151,630
40
8 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$148,820
1,250
9 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$148,460
1,260
10 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$147,810
1,540
11 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$147,680
50
12 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$147,610
110
13 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$145,050
440
14 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$144,560
140
15 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$144,350
440
16 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$144,290
70
17 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$144,200
110
18 Greensboro-High Point, North Carolina
$144,150
40
19 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$144,050
150
20 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$143,040
430
21 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$142,780
120
22 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$140,340
560
23 North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, Florida
$138,520
40
24 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$137,610
480
25 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$135,730
170
26 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$135,680
110
27 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$135,160
330
28 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$134,740
310
29 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania
$134,450
30
30 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$132,920
200
31 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$131,770
130
32 Columbus, Ohio
$131,200
140
33 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$130,710
270
34 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$130,520
450
35 Wilmington, New Jersey
$129,810
40
36 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$129,330
290
37 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$128,560
130
38 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$128,480
120
39 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$128,430
190
40 Winston-Salem, North Carolina
$127,960
50
41 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$127,570
180
42 Syracuse, New York
$126,770
30
43 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, USA
$124,900
90
44 Framingham, Massachusetts
$124,800
70
45 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$124,780
240
46 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$124,690
540
47 Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama
$124,620
50
48 St Louis, Missouri
$124,570
150
49 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$123,770
140
50 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$122,960
690
51 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$122,630
30
52 Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
$122,000
40
53 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$121,970
210
54 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$121,610
50
55 Rochester, New York
$120,930
70
56 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$119,630
250
57 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$119,420
140
58 Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, USA
$117,760
100
59 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$117,570
70
60 Kansas City, Missouri
$116,790
120
61 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$116,770
590
62 Bloomington, USA
$116,500
40
63 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$116,400
50
64 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$115,390
90
65 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$114,170
120
66 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$113,300
80
67 Madison, Wisconsin
$112,570
40
68 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$112,520
30
69 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$112,270
70
70 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$112,050
80
71 Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania
$111,950
40
72 Columbia, South Carolina
$111,220
50
73 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$110,520
140
74 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$110,170
240
75 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$110,040
720
76 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$109,870
60
77 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$109,650
860
78 Springfield, Massachusetts
$108,610
50
79 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$108,140
150
80 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$106,870
40
81 Richmond, Virginia
$106,260
80
82 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, Michigan
$105,650
40
83 Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
$105,310
40
84 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$104,790
80
85 East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$104,720
30
86 Jacksonville, Florida
$104,380
50
87 Worcester, Massachusetts
$103,720
60
88 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$103,250
110
89 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$100,890
110
90 Memphis, Tennessee
$100,780
120
91 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$100,410
130
92 Tucson, Arizona
$99,890
30
93 Dayton, Ohio
$99,330
30
94 Knoxville, Tennessee
$98,660
60
95 Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska
$98,470
130
96 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, Maine
$97,620
40
97 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$97,130
140
98 Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan
$96,790
30
99 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$96,510
100
100 Peoria, Illinois
$96,260
50
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