Compensation and Benefits Manager Salary Information in Columbia, South Carolina

The annual and hourly salary statistics of compensation and benefits managers in Columbia, South Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage statistics of compensation and benefits managers in Columbia 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 Columbia, South Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,880
25th Percentile Wage
$86,530
50th Percentile Wage
$108,380
75th Percentile Wage
$126,260
90th Percentile Wage
$149,100

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for compensation and benefits managers in Columbia, South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $149,100. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $108,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $52,880.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25.42
25th Percentile Wage
$41.60
50th Percentile Wage
$52.11
75th Percentile Wage
$60.70
90th Percentile Wage
$71.68

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for compensation and benefits managers in Columbia, South Carolina. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $71.68. The median hourly salary is $52.11. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25.42.

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
2016108,3801.60%34.37%
2015106,65022.85%-
201482,2806.39%-
201377,0207.65%-
201271,130--

Table 3. Compare Compensation and Benefits Manager Salary in Columbia with Other South Carolina Cities

From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $108,380, Columbia is the second highest paying city for compensation and benefits managers in state of South Carolina, following the highest paying city Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill (median annual salary of $141,690). Compared with Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, the median annual salary of compensation and benefits managers in Columbia is 23.5 percent (23.5%) lower.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$141,690
Columbia
$108,380
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$91,280
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$71,520
Spartanburg
$67,000

See also: Top paying jobs in Columbia, South Carolina.