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Compensation and Benefits Manager Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of compensation and benefits managers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare compensation and benefits manager salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Compensation and Benefits Managers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$56,660
25th Percentile Wage
$74,150
50th Percentile Wage
$97,500
75th Percentile Wage
$126,040
90th Percentile Wage
$153,520

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for compensation and benefits managers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $153,520. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $97,500. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid compensation and benefits managers is $56,660.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$97,500
1.95% 12.88%
2016
$95,600
4.57% -
2015
$91,230
3.30% -
2014
$88,220
0.62% -
2013
$87,670
3.11% -
2012
$84,940
- -

Compare Compensation and Benefits Manager Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of compensation and benefits managers in six industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 local government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $103,530. The lowest paying industry is the state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $87,330). For detailed compensation and benefits manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$103,530
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$101,610
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$98,470
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$97,500
State government, including schools and hospitals
$92,020
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$87,330

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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