Compensation and Benefits Manager Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

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

Average Annual Salary of Compensation and Benefits Managers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$58,910
25th Percentile Wage
$82,440
50th Percentile Wage
$110,340
75th Percentile Wage
$153,960
90th Percentile Wage
$196,040

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for compensation and benefits managers in the industry sector of manufacturing. 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 $196,040. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $110,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid compensation and benefits managers is $58,910.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of compensation and benefits managers in the industry sector of manufacturing from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016110,3406.83%20.61%
2015102,8005.50%-
201497,1503.96%-
201393,3006.11%-
201287,600--

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

The average salaries of compensation and benefits managers in 41 industries in the manufacturing 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 pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing industry with an annual salary $161,990. The lowest paying industry is the forging and stamping industry (annual salary $59,170). For detailed compensation and benefits manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$161,990
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$154,370
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$150,960
Chemical Manufacturing
$142,060
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$137,710
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$135,850
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$132,880
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$125,120
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$123,100
Paper Manufacturing
$114,660
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$113,250
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$110,400
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$109,390
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$106,150
Machinery Manufacturing
$105,160
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$104,980
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$104,620
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$103,060
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$102,230
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$101,970
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$100,800
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$98,190
Food Manufacturing
$96,340
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$96,260
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$95,650
Printing and Related Support Activities
$95,280
Printing and Related Support Activities
$95,280
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$92,280
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$91,630
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$89,150
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$88,860
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$87,820
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$84,470
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$84,380
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$83,240
Foundries
$77,380
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
$75,400
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$73,730
Rubber Product Manufacturing
$71,510
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$62,720
Forging and Stamping
$59,170

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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