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Compensation and Benefits Manager Salary Information in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington

The annual and hourly salary statistics of compensation and benefits managers in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage statistics of compensation and benefits managers in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue 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 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$86,850
25th Percentile Wage
$108,950
50th Percentile Wage
$129,470
75th Percentile Wage
$158,850
90th Percentile Wage
$190,680

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for compensation and benefits managers in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $190,680. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $129,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $86,850.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41.76
25th Percentile Wage
$52.38
50th Percentile Wage
$62.25
75th Percentile Wage
$76.37
90th Percentile Wage
$91.68

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for compensation and benefits managers in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $91.68. The median hourly salary is $62.25. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41.76.

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
2016129,4708.24%17.52%
2015118,8001.60%-
2014116,90010.05%-
2013105,150-1.56%-
2012106,790--

Table 3. Compare Compensation and Benefits Manager Salary in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue with Other Washington Cities

From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $129,470, Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue is the second highest paying city for compensation and benefits managers in state of Washington, following the highest paying city Seattle-Bellevue-Everett (median annual salary of $130,710). Compared with Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, the median annual salary of compensation and benefits managers in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue is .9 percent (.9%) lower.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$130,710
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$129,470
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$100,390

See also: Top paying jobs in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington.