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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 $144,720, New Jersey is the highest paying state for compensation and benefits managers. It is followed by Rhode Island (average annual salary $140,780). 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 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 New Jersey
$144,720
$96,550 380
2 Rhode Island
$140,780
$92,770 70
3 California
$138,850
$78,560 1,590
4 New York
$137,190
$85,620 1,490
5 Minnesota
$134,890
$77,170 540
6 Colorado
$132,700
$70,620 190
7 North Carolina
$132,330
$76,890 450
8 District of Columbia
$131,990
$99,120 120
9 Delaware
$131,800
$92,140 40
10 Connecticut
$128,270
$85,330 250
11 Maryland
$127,460
$90,390 450
12 Arkansas
$126,400
$49,190 150
13 Virginia
$125,450
$59,060 360
14 Washington
$125,200
$79,200 380
15 Georgia
$124,780
$68,620 480
16 Massachusetts
$122,720
$67,910 800
17 Texas
$120,210
$72,090 690
18 Pennsylvania
$115,960
$76,620 540
19 Missouri
$114,160
$82,420 260
20 Alabama
$111,890
$80,290 90
21 Illinois
$109,100
$68,420 1,000
22 New Hampshire
$108,650
$71,130 60
23 Ohio
$108,250
$67,370 560
24 Arizona
$105,200
$63,560 300
25 Alaska
$103,040
$50,370 30
26 Nebraska
$102,960
$49,540 180
27 South Carolina
$101,490
$53,070 150
28 North Dakota
$101,480
$56,730 40
29 Nevada
$101,040
$71,230 60
30 Michigan
$98,390
$60,760 340
31 Kansas
$97,780
$59,270 120
32 Maine
$97,450
$72,340 50
33 Kentucky
$97,120
$57,110 140
34 Wisconsin
$95,900
$54,660 340
35 Oregon
$95,740
$54,450 150
36 New Mexico
$95,390
$51,150 40
37 Florida
$95,360
$65,980 600
38 Hawaii
$93,320
$48,820 30
39 Indiana
$92,210
$52,130 260
40 Utah
$89,860
$61,940 170
41 South Dakota
$88,470
$65,720 30
42 Iowa
$87,760
$59,710 150
43 West Virginia
$86,850
$57,830 30
44 Tennessee
$82,220
$40,930 500
45 Oklahoma
$80,790
$53,130 230
46 Puerto Rico
$72,440
$41,920 50
47 Idaho
$72,060
$48,430 90
48 Louisiana
$64,640
$43,800 180
49 Mississippi
$54,760
$41,070 80

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.