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13-1141.00 - 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.


Key Facts
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Bright Outlook
Career Details
Green Job
Career Details
Current Employment
84,700
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Forecasted Employment
88,100
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Change in Employment
+3,400
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Change in Employment %
+4%
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Tasks
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Tasks
The tasks listed below can be performed to prepare you for a career in this field.
Core
  • 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.
  • Perform multifactor data and cost analyses that may be used in areas such as support of collective bargaining agreements.
  • Analyze organizational, occupational, and industrial data to facilitate organizational functions and provide technical information to business, industry, and government.
  • Assess need for and develop job analysis instruments and materials.
  • Research job and worker requirements, structural and functional relationships among jobs and occupations, and occupational trends.
  • Observe, interview, and survey employees and conduct focus group meetings to collect job, organizational, and occupational information.
  • Consult with, or serve as, technical liaison between business, industry, government, and union officials.
Supplemental
  • 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.
  • Research employee benefit and health and safety practices, and recommend changes or modifications to existing policies.
  • Advise staff of individuals' qualifications.
  • 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.
  • 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.
All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
Knowledge
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Knowledge

The items listed below are organized into sections that contain knowledge useful for pursuing a career in this field. Each section also contains a "Percentage of Importance" statistic that shows how relevant an item is to the occupation.
 Personnel and Human Resources
  • 88%
    Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
 Administration and Management
  • 80%
    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
  • 78%
    Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 Mathematics
  • 78%
    Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 Customer and Personal Service
  • 76%
    Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 Law and Government
  • 72%
    Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
 Economics and Accounting
  • 68%
    Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
 Clerical
  • 65%
    Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
 Computers and Electronics
  • 60%
    Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 Education and Training
  • 55%
    Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
Tools
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Tools
The tools listed below include machines, equipment, tools, and software that is useful for individuals who are interested in this career.
 Media storage devices
  • Electronic storage devices
 Computers
  • Personal computers
 Duplicating machines
  • Photocopying equipment
  • Laser facsimile machines
All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
Technology
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Technology
The technologies listed below include machines, equipment, tools, and software that is useful for individuals who are interested in this career.
 Business function specific software
  • ADP Workforce NowHOT
  • Actuarial Systems Corporation AIM
  • Actuarial Systems Corporation Compliance Testing System
  • Actuarial Systems Corporation DV Direct
  • Actuarial Systems Corporation Defined Benefit System
  • Apex Business Software iBenefits
  • Ascentis Employee Self-Service
  • Ascentis HR
  • BEMAS PayDirect
  • Bargaining Power
  • BenAssist
  • Benaissance COBRApoint
  • BeneLink Connect
  • BeneXL Technologies Pension Administration System
  • Benefit Plan Systems Corporation The Plan Administrator
  • Benefit Software Fringe Facts
  • BenefitFocus HR in Touch
  • Benelogic
  • Byrne Software Technologies Visual HCS
  • Callidus TrueComp
  • Ceridian
  • DataPath dpiSuite
  • Ebenefits Solutions Benefits Management
  • Employee self-service software
  • Halogen eCompensation
  • Human resource information system HRIS
  • Human resource management software HRMS
  • Humanic Design Employmee Self-Service
  • Humanic Design Human Resources Management System
  • IBM Cognos
  • Incentive management system software
  • InfinityHR
  • Lynchval Systems Lvadmin
  • Lynchval Systems Lvval
  • Lynchval Systems Lvxact
  • NPKTools Comp Analytics
  • NPKTools CompXpert
  • OnQue Technologies COBRA OnOne
  • Oracle E-Business Suite Human Resources Management System
  • Oracle TaleoHOT
  • SBC Systems Benefits Workstation
  • Stroud & Associates Employee Benefits Administration System
  • Survey Sense
  • Synygy
  • Transcend Technologies Group benefitsCONNECT
  • Travis Software TravisFlex
  • Ultimate Software UltiPro Workplace
  • VUE Benefits Manager
  • VUE Compensation Management
  • Vebnet FIX&FLEX
  • Virtual Benefits Administrator
  • Vitech Systems Group V3 Benefits Administration System
  • Watson Wyatt CompQuest On-Line
  • Watson Wyatt Global Grading System
  • Watson Wyatt Reward
  • Workscape Outsourced Employee Benefits Administration
  • Xactly Compel
  • Microsoft ProjectHOT
  • Microsoft SharePointHOT
  • Project planning software
  • Microsoft OfficeHOT
 Finance accounting and enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Lawson ERPHOT
  • Microsoft DynamicsHOT
  • Oracle Fusion ApplicationsHOT
  • Oracle PeopleSoftHOT
  • SAPHOT
  • SAP ERP Human Capital ManagementHOT
  • ADP Enterprise eTime
  • Kronos Workforce Timekeeper
  • Sage Abra
 Content authoring and editing software
  • Microsoft WordHOT
  • Word processing software
  • Microsoft PowerPointHOT
  • LinkedInHOT
  • Microsoft ExcelHOT
 Content management software
  • Actuarial Systems Corporation Document Generation and Management System
  • Document management system software
 Data management and query software
  • Relational database management softwareHOT
  • SAP Crystal ReportsHOT
  • Clayton Wallis CompGeo Online Professional Forecast Library
  • Data entry softwareHOT
  • Microsoft AccessHOT
  • Microsoft SQL ServerHOT
  • O*NET OnLine
  • Salary.com
  • Structured query language SQLHOT
  • IBM Cognos ImpromptuHOT
  • MicroStrategyHOT
 Development software
  • Microsoft Visual BasicHOT
 Industry specific software
  • IBM SPSS StatisticsHOT
  • SASHOT
  • Healthcare common procedure coding system HCPCSHOT
  • Medical condition coding softwareHOT
  • Medical procedure coding software
 Network applications software
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
Certifications
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Certifications
The certifications listed below are useful to pursue if you are interested in a career in this field.
 Specialty
 Advanced
 Product/Equipment
  • Oracle Fusion Incentive Compensation 2014 Essentials
    500 Oracle Parkway, Redwood Shores, CA 94065800-833-3536

 Core
All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
Licensing
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Licensing
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No specific licensing information is listed for this occupation in the area you have selected.
All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
Related Programs
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Programs related to this career, offered by participating institution(s), are listed below.

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Brightpoint Community College
Eastern Shore Community College
Germanna Community College
J Sargeant Reynolds Community College
Laurel Ridge Community College
New River Community College
Northern Virginia Community College
Paul D. Camp Community College
Piedmont Virginia Community College
Rappahannock Community College
Southside Virginia Community College
Tidewater Community College
Virginia Highlands Community College
Virginia Peninsula Community College
Virginia Western Community College
Wytheville Community College
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