Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
SOC: 13-1141.00


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

National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.

Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
84,700 employed

Projected (2024):
88,100 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

Alternate Titles:

  • Benefit Specialist
  • Benefits Administrator
  • Benefits Analyst
  • Benefits Consultant
  • Benefits Coordinator
  • Benefits Manager
  • Benefits Representative
  • Benefits Specialist
  • Compensation / Benefits Specialist
  • Compensation Analyst
  • Compensation and Benefits Analyst
  • Compensation Consultant
  • Compensation Coordinator
  • Compensation Expert
  • Compensation Specialist
  • Contracts Specialist
  • Employee Benefits Manager
  • Employee Benefits Specialist
  • Employee Benefits Supervisor
  • Employment Advisor
  • Employment Benefits or Pensions Retirement Plan Specialist
  • Health Plan Specialist
  • Human Resource Specialist
  • Human Resources Analyst
  • Human Resources Generalist
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Human Resources Officer
  • Human Resources Representative
  • Human Resources Specialist (HR Specialist)
  • Job Analyst
  • Job Specification Writer
  • Occupational Analyst
  • Payroll Specialist
  • Pension Administrator
  • Personnel Specialist
  • Personnel Staffing Specialist
  • Position Classification Specialist
  • Position Classifier
  • Rating Officer
  • Reimbursement Specialist
  • Relocation Director
  • Retirement Plan Specialist
  • Salary and Wage Administrator
  • Staff Analyst
  • Union Contract Representative
  • Wage Adjuster
  • Wage Analyst
  • Wage and Salary Specialist
  • Wage Conciliator

  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed


    A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.


    Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.

    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media

  • Tasks:

  • Evaluate job positions, determining classification, exempt or non-exempt status, and salary.
  • Ensure company compliance with federal and state laws, including reporting requirements.
  • Advise managers and employees on state and federal employment regulations, collective agreements, benefit and compensation policies, personnel procedures and classification programs.
  • Plan, develop, evaluate, improve, and communicate methods and techniques for selecting, promoting, compensating, evaluating, and training workers.
  • Provide advice on the resolution of classification and salary complaints.
  • Prepare occupational classifications, job descriptions and salary scales.
  • Assist in preparing and maintaining personnel records and handbooks.
  • Prepare reports, such as organization and flow charts, and career path reports, to summarize job analysis and evaluation and compensation analysis information.
  • Administer employee insurance, pension and savings plans, working with insurance brokers and plan carriers.
  • Negotiate collective agreements on behalf of employers or workers, and mediate labor disputes and grievances.
  • Develop, implement, administer and evaluate personnel and labor relations programs, including performance appraisal, affirmative action and employment equity programs.
  • Perform multifactor data and cost analyses that may be used in areas such as support of collective bargaining agreements.
  • Research employee benefit and health and safety practices and recommend changes or modifications to existing policies.
  • Analyze organizational, occupational, and industrial data to facilitate organizational functions and provide technical information to business, industry, and government.
  • Advise staff of individuals' qualifications.
  • Assess need for and develop job analysis instruments and materials.
  • 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.
  • Research job and worker requirements, structural and functional relationships among jobs and occupations, and occupational trends.
  • Plan and develop curricula and materials for training programs and conduct training.
  • Observe, interview, and survey employees and conduct focus group meetings to collect job, organizational, and occupational information.
  • Consult with or serve as a technical liaison between business, industry, government, and union officials.
  • Prepare research results for publication in form of journals, books, manuals, and film.
  • Work with the Department of Labor and promote its use with employers.
  • Speak at conferences and events to promote apprenticeships and related training programs.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • 10-key calculators
  • Electronic storage devices
  • Laser facsimile machines
  • Personal computers
  • Photocopying equipment
  • 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 Benefit Management Software
  • BEMAS PayDirect
  • Benaissance COBRApoint
  • BenAssist
  • Benefit Plan Systems Corporation The Plan Administrator
  • Benefit Software Fringe Facts
  • BenefitFocus HR in Touch
  • BeneLink Connect
  • Benelogic
  • BeneXL Technologies Pension Administration System
  • Byrne Software Technologies Visual HCS
  • Callidus TrueComp
  • Ceridian software
  • Clayton Wallis CompGeo Online Professional Forecast Library
  • DataPath dpiSuite
  • Document management system software
  • Ebenefits Solutions Benefits Management
  • Employee self-service software
  • Halogen eCompensation
  • Healthcare common procedure coding system HCPCS software
  • Human resource information system HRIS software
  • Human resource management software HRMS
  • Humanic Design Employmee Self-Service
  • Humanic Design Human Resources Management System
  • IBM Cognos
  • Incentive management system software
  • InfinityHR
  • Kronos Workforce Timekeeper
  • Lawson software
  • Lynchval Systems Lvadmin
  • Lynchval Systems Lvval
  • Lynchval Systems Lvxact
  • Medical condition coding software
  • Medical procedure coding software
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft SharePoint software
  • Microsoft Word
  • NPKTools Comp Analytics
  • NPKTools CompXpert
  • O*NET OnLine
  • OnQue Technologies COBRA OnOne
  • Oracle E-Business Suite Human Resources Management System
  • Oracle PeopleSoft software
  • Project planning software
  • Relational database management software
  • Sage Abra
  • SAP ERP Human Capital Management
  • SAP software
  • SAS software
  • SBC Systems Benefits Workstation
  • Stroud & Associates Employee Benefits Administration System
  • Structured query language SQL
  • Survey Sense
  • Synygy
  • Transcend Technologies Group benefitsCONNECT
  • Travis Software TravisFlex
  • Ultimate Software UltiPro Workplace
  • Vebnet FIX&FLEX
  • 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
  • Word processing software
  • Workscape Outsourced Employee Benefits Administration
  • Xactly Compel

  • business and financial operations

    industry stats

    SOC: 13-0000

    Total Employed: 7,032,560

    Average Annual Salary: $73,800