Compensation and Benefits Manager Salary Information in Wisconsin

The average annual and hourly salaries for compensation and benefits managers in the state of Wisconsin are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of compensation and benefits managers amongst Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$67,310
25th Percentile Wage
$85,950
50th Percentile Wage
$106,680
75th Percentile Wage
$132,620
90th Percentile Wage
$166,550

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for compensation and benefits managers in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $166,550. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $106,680. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $67,310.

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
$106,680
10.10% 21.26%
2016
$95,900
6.05% -
2015
$90,100
3.55% -
2014
$86,900
1.29% -
2013
$85,780
2.08% -
2012
$84,000
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of compensation and benefits managers in some Wisconsin cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of compensation and benefits managers in state of Wisconsin ranges from $63,550 to $144,350. The highest paying area for compensation and benefits managers in Wisconsin is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington with a median annual salary of $144,350. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Lake County-Kenosha County (mean annual salary $113,300). The lowest paying area is Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $63,550.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$144,350
Lake County-Kenosha County
$113,300
Madison
$112,570
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$110,520
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$86,130
Appleton
$79,290
Green Bay
$70,360
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$63,550




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