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Compensation and Benefits Manager Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

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

Average Annual Salary of Compensation and Benefits Managers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$64,870
25th Percentile Wage
$81,050
50th Percentile Wage
$104,800
75th Percentile Wage
$137,160
90th Percentile Wage
$174,240

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for compensation and benefits managers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. 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 $174,240. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $104,800. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid compensation and benefits managers is $64,870.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016104,8002.67%17.16%
2015102,0002.93%-
201499,0106.16%-
201392,9106.55%-
201286,820--

Compare Compensation and Benefits Manager Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of compensation and benefits managers in 18 industries in the health care and social assistance 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 offices of physicians industry with an annual salary $117,780. The lowest paying industry is the residential intellectual and developmental disability facilities industry (annual salary $67,490). For detailed compensation and benefits manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Offices of Physicians
$117,780
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$114,900
Hospitals - Privately owned
$114,660
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$113,950
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$113,480
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$104,160
Hospitals - Local government owned
$103,650
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$103,330
Outpatient Care Centers
$98,100
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$94,330
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$90,040
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$87,030
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$80,830
Social Assistance
$80,780
Individual and Family Services
$77,010
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$75,880
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$68,920
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$67,490

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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