Compensation and Benefits Manager Salary in Sector of Information

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

Average Annual Salary of Compensation and Benefits Managers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$75,990
25th Percentile Wage
$97,070
50th Percentile Wage
$134,420
75th Percentile Wage
$173,950
90th Percentile Wage
$185,110

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for compensation and benefits managers in the industry sector of information. 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 $185,110. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $134,420. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid compensation and benefits managers is $75,990.

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 information from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016134,4204.66%17.82%
2015128,1600.96%-
2014126,9306.24%-
2013119,0107.18%-
2012110,470--

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

The average salaries of compensation and benefits managers in 15 industries in the information 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 broadcasting (except internet) industry with an annual salary $152,240. The lowest paying industry is the motion picture and video industries industry (annual salary $81,000). For detailed compensation and benefits manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Broadcasting (except Internet)
$152,240
Radio and Television Broadcasting
$149,240
Television Broadcasting
$145,270
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$137,750
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$137,750
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$136,730
Telecommunications
$136,080
Other Information Services
$132,890
Other Information Services
$132,890
Software Publishers
$131,440
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$124,400
Newspaper Publishers
$115,580
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$115,470
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$81,000
Motion Picture and Video Industries
$81,000

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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