Compensation, Benefits, Job Analysis Specialist

Also called: Benefit Coordinator, Benefit Specialist, Benefits Administrator, Benefits Analyst, Benefits Consultant

$72,610

estimated salary
Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists conduct programs of compensation and benefits and job analysis for employers. May specialize in specific areas, such as position classification and pension programs.
  • 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.
  • Provide advice on the resolution of classification and salary complaints.
  • Research job and worker requirements, structural and functional relationships among jobs and occupations, and occupational trends.
  • Advise managers and employees on state and federal employment regulations, collective agreements, benefit and compensation policies, personnel procedures, and classification programs.
  • Perform multifactor data and cost analyses that may be used in areas such as support of collective bargaining agreements.
  • 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.
  • Assess need for and develop job analysis instruments and materials.
  • Consult with or serve as a technical liaison between business, industry, government, and union officials.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Research employee benefit and health and safety practices and recommend changes or modifications to existing policies.
  • Develop, implement, administer and evaluate personnel and labor relations programs, including performance appraisal, affirmative action, and employment equity programs.
  • Advise staff of individuals' qualifications.
  • Negotiate collective agreements on behalf of employers or workers, and mediate labor disputes and grievances.
  • 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.
  • Plan and develop curricula and materials for training programs and conduct training.
  • 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.
  • Speak at conferences and events to promote apprenticeships and related training programs.
Work Context
  • Electronic Mail — 100% responded "Every day".
  • Telephone — 75% responded "Every day".
  • Spend Time Sitting — 80% responded "Continually or almost continually".
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 59% responded "A lot of freedom".
  • Contact With Others — 67% responded "Constant contact with others".
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 59% responded "Extremely important".
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 84% responded "Every day".
  • Read More
Work Activities
  • Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
  • Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
  • Read More
Detailed Work Activities
  • Analyze jobs using observation, survey, or interview techniques.
  • Monitor organizational compliance with regulations.
  • Advise others on human resources topics.
  • Establish business management methods.
  • Advise others on human resources topics.
  • Analyze jobs using observation, survey, or interview techniques.
  • Read More

Knowledge

Personnel and Human Resources
  • Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
Administration and Management
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
English Language
  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Read More

Skills

Reading Comprehension
  • Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Critical Thinking
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Active Listening
  • Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Speaking
  • Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Read More

Abilities

Oral Expression
  • The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Oral Comprehension
  • The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Written Comprehension
  • The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Deductive Reasoning
  • The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Read More

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Persistence
  • Initiative
  • Leadership
  • Cooperation
  • Concern for Others
  • Social Orientation
  • Self Control
Read More

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Presentation software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology
Analytical or scientific software
  • IBM SPSS Statistics Hot Technology
  • SAS Hot Technology
Business intelligence and data analysis software
  • IBM Cognos Impromptu Hot Technology
  • MicroStrategy Hot Technology
Read More

Education

Bachelor's Degree or
Some College Courses
usually needed

Get started on your career:

Job Outlook

New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$67,190
$41,490
$111,930