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Compensation and Benefits Manager Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Compensation and Benefits Managers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$74,320
25th Percentile Wage
$97,130
50th Percentile Wage
$125,840
75th Percentile Wage
$167,200
90th Percentile Wage
$179,650

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for compensation and benefits managers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $179,650. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $125,840. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid compensation and benefits managers is $74,320.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$125,840
0.15% 20.92%
2016
$125,650
2.84% -
2015
$122,080
3.74% -
2014
$117,510
8.59% -
2013
$107,420
7.35% -
2012
$99,520
- -

Compare Compensation and Benefits Manager Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of compensation and benefits managers in eleven industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 other professional, scientific, and technical services industry with an annual salary $154,210. The lowest paying industry is the accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll services industry (annual salary $108,330). For detailed compensation and benefits manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$154,210
Scientific Research and Development Services
$133,860
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$133,470
Engineering Services
$132,730
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$130,560
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$126,660
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$126,610
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$125,840
Legal Services
$124,940
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$113,820
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$108,330

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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