Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists

Business Management & Administration > Human Resources Management

Projected Growth: Average

Projected Job Openings

Considerable Preparation Needed

Job Description

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

Common job titles of Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists include:

Experience and Education

A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for this occupation. For example, a person in this occupation must complete four years of college and work for several years in industry to be considered qualified.

  • 69.57% said they needed a Bachelor's Degree.

  • 8.7% said they needed a High School Diploma.


    Research job and worker requirements, structural and functional relationships among jobs and occupations, and occupational trends.

    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.

    Evaluate job positions, determining classification, exempt or non-exempt status, and salary.

    Advise staff of individuals' qualifications.

    Analyze organizational, occupational, and industrial data to facilitate organizational functions and provide technical information to business, industry, and government.

    Administer employee insurance, pension and savings plans, working with insurance brokers and plan carriers.

    Prepare reports, such as organization and flow charts, and career path reports to summarize job analysis and evaluation and compensation analysis information.

    Plan, develop, evaluate, improve, and communicate methods and techniques for selecting, promoting, compensating, evaluating, and training workers.

    Work with the Department of Labor and promote its use with employers.

    Prepare research results for publication in form of journals, books, manuals, and film.

    Consult with or serve as a technical liaison between business, industry, government, and union officials.

    Research employee benefit and health and safety practices and recommend changes or modifications to existing policies.

    Perform multifactor data and cost analyses that may be used in areas such as support of collective bargaining agreements.

    Develop, implement, administer and evaluate personnel and labor relations programs, including performance appraisal, affirmative action, and employment equity programs.

    Ensure company compliance with federal and state laws, including reporting requirements.

    Speak at conferences and events to promote apprenticeships and related training programs.

    Observe, interview, and survey employees and conduct focus group meetings to collect job, organizational, and occupational information.

    Plan and develop curricula and materials for training programs and conduct training.

    Review occupational data on Alien Employment Certification Applications to determine the appropriate occupational title and code, and provide local offices with information about immigration and occupations.

    Assess need for and develop job analysis instruments and materials.

    Negotiate collective agreements on behalf of employers or workers, and mediate labor disputes and grievances.

    Assist in preparing and maintaining personnel records and handbooks.


Photocopying equipment

Personal computers

Laser facsimile machines

Electronic storage devices

10-key calculators


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IBM SPSS Statistics

Lawson ERP


Oracle Fusion Applications

Relational database management software

All Technologies

SAP Crystal Reports

Actuarial Systems Corporation AIM

Actuarial Systems Corporation Compliance Testing System

Actuarial Systems Corporation Defined Benefit System

Actuarial Systems Corporation Document Generation and Management System

Actuarial Systems Corporation DV Direct

ADP Enterprise eTime

Apex Business Software iBenefits

Ascentis Employee Self-Service

Ascentis HR

Bargaining Power

BEMAS PayDirect

Benaissance COBRApoint


Benefit Plan Systems Corporation The Plan Administrator

Benefit Software Fringe Facts

BenefitFocus HR in Touch

BeneLink Connect


BeneXL Technologies Pension Administration System

Byrne Software Technologies Visual HCS

Callidus TrueComp


Clayton Wallis CompGeo Online Professional Forecast Library

DataPath dpiSuite

Document management system software

Ebenefits Solutions Benefits Management

Employee self-service software

Halogen eCompensation

Human resource information system HRIS

Humanic Design Employmee Self-Service

Humanic Design Human Resources Management System

IBM Cognos

Incentive management system software


Kronos Workforce Timekeeper

Lynchval Systems Lvadmin

Lynchval Systems Lvval

Lynchval Systems Lvxact

Medical procedure coding software

NPKTools Comp Analytics

NPKTools CompXpert

O*NET OnLine

OnQue Technologies COBRA OnOne

Oracle E-Business Suite Human Resources Management System

Project planning software

Sage Abra

SAP ERP Human Capital Management

SBC Systems Benefits Workstation

Stroud & Associates Employee Benefits Administration System

Survey Sense


Transcend Technologies Group benefitsCONNECT

Travis Software TravisFlex

Ultimate Software UltiPro Workplace


Virtual Benefits Administrator

Vitech Systems Group V3 Benefits Administration System

VUE Benefits Manager

VUE Compensation Management

Watson Wyatt CompQuest On-Line

Watson Wyatt Global Grading System

Watson Wyatt Reward

Workscape Outsourced Employee Benefits Administration

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Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Expression

Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Comprehension

Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Comprehension

Communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Expression

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