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 data of compensation and benefits managers in Columbia is based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Compensation and Benefits Managers in Columbia, South Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$80,170
25th Percentile Wage
$96,920
50th Percentile Wage
$111,220
75th Percentile Wage
$127,920
90th Percentile Wage
$142,040

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 $142,040. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $111,220. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $80,170.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of compensation and benefits managers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$111,220
2.55% 36.05%
2016
$108,380
1.60% -
2015
$106,650
22.85% -
2014
$82,280
6.39% -
2013
$77,020
7.65% -
2012
$71,130
- -

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 $111,220, 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 $132,920). Compared with Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, the median annual salary of compensation and benefits managers in Columbia is 16.3 percent (16.3%) lower.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$132,920
Columbia
$111,220
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$91,280
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$71,520
Spartanburg
$67,000



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