Career Details for Compensation, Benefits, & Job Analysis Specialists

Compensation, Benefits, & Job Analysis Specialists

Also called:

Benefits Analyst, Compensation Analyst, Compensation Consultant, Personnel Specialist

What they do:

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

On the job, you would:

  • Evaluate job positions, determining classification, exempt or non-exempt status, and salary.
  • Ensure company compliance with federal and state laws, including reporting requirements.
  • Prepare occupational classifications, job descriptions, and salary scales.

lightbulb KNOWLEDGE

Business

  • human resources (HR)
  • management

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Math and Science

  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Safety and Government

  • law and government

pencil SKILLS

Basic Skills

  • reading work related information
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

People and Technology Systems

  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

trophy ABILITIES

Verbal

  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say

Ideas and Logic

  • use rules to solve problems
  • notice when problems happen

user PERSONALITY

People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.

  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Dependability
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Initiative

computer TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Human resources software

  • ADP Workforce Now
  • Human resource management software HRMS

Data base user interface and query software

  • Data entry software
  • Microsoft Access

Enterprise resource planning ERP software

  • Oracle Fusion Applications
  • Oracle PeopleSoft

book EDUCATION

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bachelor's degree usually needed

suitcase JOB OUTLOOK

outlook
BELOW AVERAGE

New job opportunities are less likely in the future.

SALARY
$62,080


per year, on average
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