2017 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
Median Pay: US$60,850
Entry Level: Bachelor's degree
Summary
Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists conduct an organization's compensation and benefits programs. They also evaluate position descriptions to determine details such as a person's classification and salary.
Duties

Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists typically do the following:

  • Research compensation and benefits policies and plans to ensure the organization's offerings are current, cost effective, and competitive
  • Use data and cost analyses to compare compensation and benefits plans
  • Evaluate position descriptions to determine a person's classification and salary
  • Ensure that the company complies with federal and state laws
  • Collaborate with outside partners, such as benefits vendors, insurance brokers, and investment managers 
  • Design and prepare reports summarizing research and analysis
  • Present recommendations to other human resources managers

Some specialists perform tasks within all areas of compensation, benefits, and job analysis. Others specialize in a specific area.

Compensation specialists assess the organization's pay structure. They research compensation trends and review surveys to determine how their organization's pay compares with that of other organizations in a particular industry and region. They often perform complex data or cost analyses to evaluate compensation policies. For example, they may research and analyze the cost of different pay-for-performance strategies, which offer rewards such as bonuses, paid leave, and other incentives.

Compensation specialists also must ensure that the organization's pay practices comply with federal and state laws and regulations, such as workers' compensation, minimum wage, overtime, and equal pay laws.

Benefits specialists administer the organization's benefits programs, which include retirement plans, leave policies, wellness programs, and insurance policies, such as health, life, and disability insurance. They research and analyze benefits plans, policies, and programs, and make recommendations based on their analysis. They must frequently monitor government regulations, legislation, and benefits trends to ensure that their programs are current, legal, and competitive.

Benefits specialists also work closely with insurance brokers and benefits carriers and manage the enrollment, renewal, and delivery of benefits to the organization's employees.

Job analysis specialists, also known as position classifiers, evaluate positions by writing or assigning job descriptions, determining position classifications, and preparing salary scales. When an organization introduces a new job or reviews existing jobs, specialists must research and make recommendations to managers on the status, description, classification, and salary of those jobs.

Center Program Lead (2019-2020)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Special Education Center Program LeadDSST Public Schools (DSST) seeks a Center Program Lead to join one of the leading charter school organizations in Colorado. DSST Public Schools mission is to transform urban public education by eliminating educational inequity and preparing all students for...
Apply Share
Denver, CO

Principal

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
***PLEASE APPLY DIRECTLY ON OUR SITE - Do not submit resumes through Indeed/External Sources as it does not capture the full application***https://coah.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=414About City on a Hill (CoaH): City on a Hill graduates college and career-ready students that are responsible,...
Apply Share

TN Extension Internship Program: ANR/CED Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science Department (TN Water Toolkit)

Type: Internship
POSITION X1854 Tennessee Extension Internship Program: ANR/CED Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science Department 10-week Summer InternshipLOCATION The student will work in the Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science Department, Knoxville, TN at the University of Tennessee. Prior to starting the...
Apply Share

Affective Needs Center Program Lead (2018-2019)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Affective Needs Center Program Lead (Emotional Disabilities) (Immediate Hire)DSST Public Schools (DSST) seeks an Affective Needs Center Program Lead to join one of the leading charter school organizations in Colorado. DSST Public Schools mission is to transform urban public education by eliminating...
Apply Share
Denver, CO

GradStop Coordinator (Student Services Professional III) - Divi (10019)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
$56,400 - $57,600 a yearWorking TitleGradStop CoordinatorSF State UniversitySan Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender...
Apply Share