Compensation and Benefits Manager Salary in Sector of Construction

The salary statistics of compensation and benefits managers in the industry sector of construction are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare compensation and benefits manager salaries in different industries within the construction sector.

Average Annual Salary of Compensation and Benefits Managers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$64,640
25th Percentile Wage
$78,980
50th Percentile Wage
$106,930
75th Percentile Wage
$150,010
90th Percentile Wage
$194,060

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for compensation and benefits managers in the industry sector of construction. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) compensation and benefits managers is $194,060. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $106,930. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid compensation and benefits managers is $64,640.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of compensation and benefits managers in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$106,930
11.12% 12.31%
2016
$95,040
-5.58% -
2015
$100,340
-8.53% -
2014
$108,900
0.52% -
2013
$108,330
13.44% -
2012
$93,770
- -

Compare Compensation and Benefits Manager Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

The average salaries of compensation and benefits managers in four industries in the construction sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for compensation and benefits manager occupations is the heavy and civil engineering construction industry with an annual salary $118,700. The lowest paying industry is the specialty trade contractors industry (annual salary $95,430). For detailed compensation and benefits manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$118,700
Nonresidential Building Construction
$105,820
Construction of Buildings
$105,390
Specialty Trade Contractors
$95,430

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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