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.
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
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.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Scientific Research and Development Services|| |
|Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences|| |
|Engineering Services|| |
|Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services|| |
|Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services|| |
|Computer Systems Design and Related Services|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Legal Services|| |
|Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services|| |
|Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 .