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Compensation and Benefits Manager Salary in the Industry of General Merchandise Stores

The salary statistics and trend of compensation and benefits managers in the industry of general merchandise stores are shown in the following tables and chart. In Table 3 we compare compensation and benefits manager salaries in different industries within the retail trade sector.

Table 1. Average Annual Salary

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$50,970
25th Percentile Wage
$61,120
50th Percentile Wage
$71,960
75th Percentile Wage
$124,570
90th Percentile Wage
$141,790

Table 1 shows the average annual salaries for compensation and benefits managers in the industry of general merchandise stores. 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 $141,790. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $71,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent compensation and benefits managers is $50,970.

Table 2. Average Hourly Salary

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24.50
25th Percentile Wage
$29.38
50th Percentile Wage
$34.60
75th Percentile Wage
$59.89
90th Percentile Wage
$68.17

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for compensation and benefits managers in the industry of general merchandise stores. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) compensation and benefits managers is $68.17. The median hourly salary is $34.60. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24.50.

Table 3. Compare Compensation and Benefits Manager Salary in Different Industries within the Retail Trade Sector

The average salaries of compensation and benefits managers in nine industries within the retail trade sector are shown in Table 3. We note that the salary of compensation and benefits managers in the industry of general merchandise stores ($71,960) is in the middle range among all industries within the sector of retail trade. For salary information of compensation and benefits managers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Industry Median Annual Salary
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$108,450
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$105,120
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$105,120
Nonstore Retailers
$96,750
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers
$78,550
Automobile Dealers
$77,970
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers
$75,520
General Merchandise Stores
$71,960
Department Stores
$71,460

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