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Compensation and Benefits Manager Salary in Sector of Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

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

Average Annual Salary of Compensation and Benefits Managers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,220
25th Percentile Wage
$64,930
50th Percentile Wage
$94,190
75th Percentile Wage
$125,050
90th Percentile Wage
$165,090

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for compensation and benefits managers in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation. 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 $165,090. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $94,190. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid compensation and benefits managers is $52,220.

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 arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$94,190
-10.27% 16.82%
2016
$103,860
7.41% -
2015
$96,160
6.44% -
2014
$89,970
10.19% -
2013
$80,800
3.03% -
2012
$78,350
- -

Compare Compensation and Benefits Manager Salary in Different Industries within the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Sector

The average salaries of compensation and benefits managers in five industries in the arts, entertainment, and recreation 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 museums, historical sites, and similar institutions industry with an annual salary $108,740. The lowest paying industry is the other amusement and recreation industries industry (annual salary $63,220). For detailed compensation and benefits manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$108,740
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$108,740
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$88,090
Gambling Industries
$81,860
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$63,220

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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