Compensation and Benefits Manager Salary in Sector of Wholesale Trade

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

Average Annual Salary of Compensation and Benefits Managers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$71,090
25th Percentile Wage
$87,510
50th Percentile Wage
$114,640
75th Percentile Wage
$155,270
90th Percentile Wage
$195,460

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for compensation and benefits managers in the industry sector of wholesale trade. 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 $195,460. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $114,640. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid compensation and benefits managers is $71,090.

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 wholesale trade from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$114,640
-1.05% 4.29%
2016
$115,840
2.37% -
2015
$113,090
1.08% -
2014
$111,870
2.14% -
2013
$109,480
-0.22% -
2012
$109,720
- -

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

The average salaries of compensation and benefits managers in ten industries in the wholesale trade 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 wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers industry with an annual salary $131,340. The lowest paying industry is the drugs and druggists' sundries merchant wholesalers industry (annual salary $79,110). For detailed compensation and benefits manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$131,340
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$131,340
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$120,340
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$120,190
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers
$113,890
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$110,980
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$101,800
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$100,380
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$97,510
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$79,110

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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