Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists

Conduct programs of compensation and benefits and job analysis for employer. May specialize in specific areas, such as position classification and pension programs.

Median Annual Wage: $60,600

Education: Bachelor's degree (89%); Associate's degree (5%); Some college, no degree (5%)

Projected Growth: Slower than average (3% to 7%)

Related Job Titles: Compensation Analyst; Human Resources Specialist (HR Specialist); Human Resources Analyst; Personnel Specialist; Benefits Analyst; Benefits Specialist; Benefits Administrator; Benefits Manager; Human Resources Generalist; Compensation / Benefits Specialist

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  • Evaluate job positions, determining classification, exempt or non-exempt status, and salary.
  • Plan, develop, evaluate, improve, and communicate methods and techniques for selecting, promoting, compensating, evaluating, and training workers.
  • Prepare occupational classifications, job descriptions and salary scales.
  • Provide advice on the resolution of classification and salary complaints.
  • Advise managers and employees on state and federal employment regulations, collective agreements, benefit and compensation policies, personnel procedures and classification programs.
  • Prepare reports, such as organization and flow charts, and career path reports, to summarize job analysis and evaluation and compensation analysis information.
  • Perform multifactor data and cost analyses that may be used in areas such as support of collective bargaining agreements.
  • Assess need for and develop job analysis instruments and materials.
  • Observe, interview, and survey employees and conduct focus group meetings to collect job, organizational, and occupational information.
  • Assist in preparing and maintaining personnel records and handbooks.
  • Research job and worker requirements, structural and functional relationships among jobs and occupations, and occupational trends.

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  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Operations Analysis - Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

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