Compensation and Benefits Manager Salary in Sector of Retail Trade

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

Average Annual Salary of Compensation and Benefits Managers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,910
25th Percentile Wage
$56,550
50th Percentile Wage
$82,290
75th Percentile Wage
$119,340
90th Percentile Wage
$150,890

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for compensation and benefits managers in the industry sector of retail 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 $150,890. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $82,290. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid compensation and benefits managers is $45,910.

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 retail trade from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201682,2906.21%6.57%
201577,180-5.91%-
201481,7402.37%-
201379,8003.66%-
201276,880--

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 in the retail 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 electronic shopping and mail-order houses industry with an annual salary $108,450. The lowest paying industry is the department stores industry (annual salary $71,460). For detailed compensation and benefits manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name 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

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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