Compensation and Benefits Manager Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for compensation and benefits managers in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of compensation and benefits managers amongst Washington cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are 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 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Compensation and Benefits Managers in Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$81,610
25th Percentile Wage
$102,090
50th Percentile Wage
$125,900
75th Percentile Wage
$159,270
90th Percentile Wage
$192,410

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for compensation and benefits managers in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $192,410. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $125,900. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $81,610.

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
$125,900
0.56% 22.99%
2016
$125,200
8.91% -
2015
$114,040
2.02% -
2014
$111,740
10.30% -
2013
$100,230
3.27% -
2012
$96,950
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Compensation and Benefits Managers in Washington Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of compensation and benefits managers in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of compensation and benefits managers in state of Washington ranges from $114,170 to $130,710. The highest paying area for compensation and benefits managers in Washington is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett with a median annual salary of $130,710. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue (mean annual salary $129,330). The lowest paying area is Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro with a median annual salary of $114,170.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$130,710
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$129,330
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$114,170




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