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Compensation and Benefits Manager Salary Information in Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York

The annual and hourly salary statistics of compensation and benefits managers in Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage statistics of compensation and benefits managers in Buffalo-Niagara Falls is based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Compensation and Benefits Managers in Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$79,280
25th Percentile Wage
$109,160
50th Percentile Wage
$148,340
75th Percentile Wage
$185,870
90th Percentile Wage
$175,730

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for compensation and benefits managers in Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $175,730. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $148,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $79,280.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38.11
25th Percentile Wage
$52.48
50th Percentile Wage
$71.31
75th Percentile Wage
$89.36
90th Percentile Wage
$84.48

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for compensation and benefits managers in Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $84.48. The median hourly salary is $71.31. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38.11.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of compensation and benefits managers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016148,34013.33%26.97%
2015128,5605.72%-
2014121,20011.10%-
2013107,750-0.54%-
2012108,330--

Table 3. Compare Compensation and Benefits Manager Salary in Buffalo-Niagara Falls with Other New York Cities

From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $148,340, Buffalo-Niagara Falls is the second highest paying city for compensation and benefits managers in state of New York, following the highest paying city New York-White Plains-Wayne (median annual salary of $148,460). Compared with New York-White Plains-Wayne, the median annual salary of compensation and benefits managers in Buffalo-Niagara Falls is .1 percent (.1%) lower.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$148,460
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
$148,340
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$143,170
Nassau-Suffolk
$134,980
Rochester
$132,480
Syracuse
$129,980
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
$96,960

See also: Top paying jobs in Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York.