Compensation and Benefits Manager Salary Information in Madison, Wisconsin

The annual and hourly salary statistics of compensation and benefits managers in Madison, Wisconsin are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage data of compensation and benefits managers in Madison 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 Madison, Wisconsin

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$48,480
25th Percentile Wage
$75,600
50th Percentile Wage
$98,220
75th Percentile Wage
$127,310
90th Percentile Wage
$156,800

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for compensation and benefits managers in Madison, Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $156,800. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $98,220. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $48,480.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23.31
25th Percentile Wage
$36.34
50th Percentile Wage
$47.22
75th Percentile Wage
$61.21
90th Percentile Wage
$75.39

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for compensation and benefits managers in Madison, Wisconsin. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $75.39. The median hourly salary is $47.22. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23.31.

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
201698,22013.57%19.11%
201584,8905.95%-
201479,840-8.13%-
201386,3307.97%-
201279,450--

Table 3. Compare Compensation and Benefits Manager Salary in Madison with Other Wisconsin Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $98,220 in Madison is in the middle of salary range for compensation and benefits managers in state of Wisconsin. In comparison, the annual salary of compensation and benefits managers in Madison is 28.8 percent (28.8%) lower than that in the highest paying Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington and 35.3 percent (35.3%) higher than that in the lowest paying Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$137,910
Lake County-Kenosha County
$134,660
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$101,470
Madison
$98,220
Green Bay
$70,360
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$63,550

See also: Top paying jobs in Madison, Wisconsin.