Compensation and Benefits Managers
SOC: 11-3111.00

Description:

Plan, direct, or coordinate compensation and benefits activities of an organization.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Alternate Titles:

  • Benefit Director
  • Benefits Administrator
  • Benefits Coordinator
  • Benefits Manager
  • Business Manager
  • Compensation and Benefits Manager
  • Compensation Director
  • Compensation Manager
  • Controller
  • Corporate Controller
  • Director of Compensation
  • Employee Benefits Coordinator
  • Employee Benefits Director
  • Employee Benefits Manager
  • Employment Advisor
  • Field Advisor
  • Field Reimbursement Manager
  • Human Resources Coordinator
  • Human Resources Director
  • Human Resources Information System Director (HRIS Director)
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Job Analysis Manager
  • Office Manager
  • Payroll Manager
  • Personnel Manager
  • Position Classification Manager
  • Wage and Salary Administrator


  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    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.

    Education:

    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
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Advise management on such matters as equal employment opportunity, sexual harassment and discrimination.
  • Direct preparation and distribution of written and verbal information to inform employees of benefits, compensation, and personnel policies.
  • Administer, direct, and review employee benefit programs, including the integration of benefit programs following mergers and acquisitions.
  • Plan and conduct new employee orientations to foster positive attitude toward organizational objectives.
  • Plan, direct, supervise, and coordinate work activities of subordinates and staff relating to employment, compensation, labor relations, and employee relations.
  • Identify and implement benefits to increase the quality of life for employees, by working with brokers and researching benefits issues.
  • Design, evaluate and modify benefits policies to ensure that programs are current, competitive and in compliance with legal requirements.
  • Analyze compensation policies, government regulations, and prevailing wage rates to develop competitive compensation plan.
  • Formulate policies, procedures and programs for recruitment, testing, placement, classification, orientation, benefits and compensation, and labor and industrial relations.
  • Mediate between benefits providers and employees, such as by assisting in handling employees' benefits-related questions or taking suggestions.
  • Fulfill all reporting requirements of all relevant government rules and regulations, including the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).
  • Maintain records and compile statistical reports concerning personnel-related data such as hires, transfers, performance appraisals, and absenteeism rates.
  • Analyze statistical data and reports to identify and determine causes of personnel problems and develop recommendations for improvement of organization's personnel policies and practices.
  • Develop methods to improve employment policies, processes, and practices, and recommend changes to management.
  • Negotiate bargaining agreements.
  • Investigate and report on industrial accidents for insurance carriers.
  • Represent organization at personnel-related hearings and investigations.
  • Prepare detailed job descriptions and classification systems and define job levels and families, in partnership with other managers.
  • Manage the design and development of tools to assist employees in benefits selection, and to guide managers through compensation decisions.
  • Conduct exit interviews to identify reasons for employee termination.
  • Prepare budgets for personnel operations.
  • Prepare personnel forecasts to project employment needs.
  • Contract with vendors to provide employee services, such as food services, transportation, or relocation service.
  • Study legislation, arbitration decisions, and collective bargaining contracts to assess industry trends.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • 10-key calculators
  • Desktop computers
  • Laptop computers
  • Liquid crystal display LCD video projectors
  • Notebook computers
  • Optical disk drives
  • Personal computers
  • Personal digital assistants PDA
  • Photocopying equipment
  • Scanners
  • Tablet computers
  • Universal serial bus USB flash drives
  • !Trak-it Solutions !Trak-it HR
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Flash Player
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Systems Adobe PageMaker
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop software
  • ADP Employease
  • ADP HR/Benefits Solution
  • AdRelevance software
  • Apex Business Software iHR
  • Apple iMovie
  • Ascentis HR
  • ASL HR Director
  • Atlas Business Solutions Staff Files
  • Auxillium West HRnetSource
  • Blue Chip Computer Consultants HumaNET
  • Brainworks software
  • Business analysis software
  • Ceridian software
  • ClarityBlue software
  • Consultants in Data Processing HRnet
  • Datamatics V-Core HR
  • Deltek Costpoint
  • DenoSys HRiStragegy
  • Document management system software
  • e-MDs Bill
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Experience in Software Webplanner
  • FSC Business Solutions Department Managers' Toolkit
  • Genesys PeopleComeFirst
  • Global Groupware Solutions Limited Smiles ERM On-Demand
  • HarrisData Human Resources Information System HRIS
  • HR-ease
  • HRMS Solutions iVantage
  • hSenid Business Solutions HRM Enterprise
  • Human resource information system HRIS software
  • Human resource management software HRMS
  • Humanic Design Human Resources Management System
  • IBM Notes
  • iEmployee
  • Intuit QuickBooks software
  • Jenss & Associates CompKeeper
  • Lawson Human Resource Management
  • Mangrove Software
  • McKesson NDCLytec software
  • Media Professional software
  • Mediamix software
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Great Plains software
  • Microsoft Marketing Pilot software
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft SharePoint software
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Microsoft Word
  • NOW Solutions emPath
  • Nuview Systems Cort HCM
  • NuView Systems NuViewHR
  • Oracle E-Business Suite
  • Oracle Hyperion software
  • Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne
  • Oracle PeopleSoft software
  • OrangeHRM
  • PaloAlto Advertising Plan Pro
  • PDS Vista HRMS
  • People-Trak HR Essentials
  • PerfectSoftware PerfectHR
  • Piney Creek Digital Protocol System
  • PSTek software
  • Quadkey HR Server
  • Quark software
  • Relex Weibull
  • Sage Abra HRMS
  • Saigun Technologies EmpXtrack
  • SAP software
  • Sentient Online MarketPrice
  • Structured query language SQL
  • Trigon Road Forte Leave Management
  • UCN inContact Workforce Management Software WFM
  • Ultimate Software UltiPro
  • Vantage Point Software HRA
  • Web browser software


  • management


    industry stats

    SOC: 11-0000

    Total Employed: 6,936,990

    Average Annual Salary: $115,020