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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
$74,550
25th Percentile Wage
$96,360
50th Percentile Wage
$125,650
75th Percentile Wage
$167,420
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 $125,650. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid compensation and benefits managers is $74,550.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016125,6502.84%20.80%
2015122,0803.74%-
2014117,5108.59%-
2013107,4207.35%-
201299,520--

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 $149,530. The lowest paying industry is the accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll services industry (annual salary $110,940). 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
$149,530
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$134,800
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$132,040
Scientific Research and Development Services
$131,470
Engineering Services
$130,230
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$125,650
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$124,990
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$124,020
Legal Services
$123,870
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$119,940
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$110,940

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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