Compensation and Benefits Manager Salary Information in Knoxville, Tennessee

The annual and hourly salary statistics of compensation and benefits managers in Knoxville, Tennessee are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage information of compensation and benefits managers in Knoxville 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 Knoxville, Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$59,180
25th Percentile Wage
$83,250
50th Percentile Wage
$101,050
75th Percentile Wage
$123,630
90th Percentile Wage
$179,390

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for compensation and benefits managers in Knoxville, Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $179,390. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $101,050. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $59,180.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28.45
25th Percentile Wage
$40.03
50th Percentile Wage
$48.58
75th Percentile Wage
$59.44
90th Percentile Wage
$86.24

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for compensation and benefits managers in Knoxville, Tennessee. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $86.24. The median hourly salary is $48.58. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28.45.

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
2016101,0504.61%32.67%
201596,39026.30%-
201471,0406.76%-
201366,240-2.72%-
201268,040--

Table 3. Compare Compensation and Benefits Manager Salary in Knoxville with Other Tennessee Cities

From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $101,050, Knoxville is the highest paying city for compensation and benefits managers in state of Tennessee, followed by Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin (median annual salary $87,500). In comparison, the median annual salary of compensation and benefits managers in Knoxville is 13.4 percent (13.4%) higher than that in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Knoxville
$101,050
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$87,500
Chattanooga
$63,340
Memphis
$63,280

See also: Top paying jobs in Knoxville, Tennessee.