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Highest Paying States for Compensation and Benefits Managers

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $152,380, Delaware is the highest paying state for compensation and benefits managers. It is followed by New Jersey (average annual salary $151,500). 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 state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Compensation and Benefits Managers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Delaware
$152,380
$103,060 40
2 New Jersey
$151,500
$99,540 400
3 Rhode Island
$145,610
$93,090 60
4 Minnesota
$141,950
$84,020 500
5 New York
$140,260
$87,740 1,550
6 Connecticut
$139,410
$87,800 310
7 California
$135,600
$80,840 1,590
8 District of Columbia
$134,380
$95,860 130
9 Colorado
$134,360
$85,720 150
10 Maryland
$131,560
$92,070 380
11 Georgia
$126,830
$79,450 540
12 Washington
$125,900
$81,610 340
13 Missouri
$124,560
$83,830 220
14 Pennsylvania
$123,120
$74,490 490
15 Virginia
$122,100
$59,210 370
16 North Carolina
$120,940
$64,440 550
17 Massachusetts
$120,630
$66,930 810
18 Nevada
$119,950
$79,330 80
19 Texas
$116,080
$69,930 740
20 New Hampshire
$112,780
$73,610 60
21 Alabama
$112,230
$77,140 70
22 Ohio
$111,350
$63,520 560
23 New Mexico
$109,950
$74,810 30
24 Illinois
$109,140
$70,780 1,050
25 Michigan
$108,600
$70,290 300
26 Arizona
$107,280
$65,660 290
27 Wisconsin
$106,680
$67,310 290
28 Alaska
$103,040
$50,370 30
29 Oregon
$102,260
$59,840 140
30 South Carolina
$102,150
$59,250 140
31 North Dakota
$101,480
$56,730 40
32 Kansas
$100,720
$68,920 110
33 Nebraska
$100,180
$59,630 180
34 Iowa
$98,660
$61,800 120
35 Maine
$97,830
$67,660 40
36 Florida
$95,820
$62,810 680
37 Utah
$94,910
$62,840 210
38 Indiana
$94,860
$54,650 230
39 Hawaii
$93,320
$48,820 30
40 Tennessee
$92,870
$45,870 520
41 West Virginia
$89,920
$47,210 40
42 South Dakota
$88,470
$65,720 30
43 Kentucky
$87,110
$51,000 110
44 Arkansas
$83,680
$47,550 110
45 Oklahoma
$83,330
$54,560 180
46 Idaho
$77,500
$54,950 80
47 Puerto Rico
$76,540
$34,350 40
48 Mississippi
$76,260
$47,420 60
49 Louisiana
$70,060
$48,010 170

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of compensation and benefits managers in those states is not available at this time.

See also: Highest paying industries for compensation and benefits managers, Top Paying Jobs in America.