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
$67,150
25th Percentile Wage
$90,830
50th Percentile Wage
$123,800
75th Percentile Wage
$168,750
90th Percentile Wage
$203,390

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 $203,390. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $123,800. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid compensation and benefits managers is $67,150.

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 manufacturing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$123,800
10.87% 29.24%
2016
$110,340
6.83% -
2015
$102,800
5.50% -
2014
$97,150
3.96% -
2013
$93,300
6.11% -
2012
$87,600
- -

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

The average salaries of compensation and benefits managers in 43 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
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$158,640
Chemical Manufacturing
$153,470
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$153,300
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$144,720
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$142,180
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$134,230
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$132,880
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$123,100
Paper Manufacturing
$114,660
Machinery Manufacturing
$114,360
Machinery Manufacturing
$113,880
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$113,250
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$112,960
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$109,390
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$106,150
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$104,980
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$104,110
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$103,480
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$103,390
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$103,060
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$102,230
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$100,130
Printing and Related Support Activities
$98,900
Printing and Related Support Activities
$98,900
Food Manufacturing
$98,330
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$98,190
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$97,790
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$96,260
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$95,650
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$94,720
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$91,630
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$89,150
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$88,860
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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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