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Compensation, Benefits, & Job Analysis Specialists

Also called: Compensation Analyst, Human Resources Analyst, Human Resources Specialist (HR Specialist), Personnel Specialist

What they do:
Conduct programs of compensation and benefits and job analysis for employer. May specialize in specific areas, such as position classification and pension programs.
On the job, you would:
  • Ensure company compliance with federal and state laws, including reporting requirements.
  • Evaluate job positions, determining classification, exempt or non-exempt status, and salary.
  • Plan, develop, evaluate, improve, and communicate methods and techniques for selecting, promoting, compensating, evaluating, and training workers.


  • human resources (HR)
  • management
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Safety and Government
  • law and government


Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one


  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • use rules to solve problems
  • notice when problems happen
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem


People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Cooperation


You might use software like this on the job:

Human resources software
  • Actuarial Systems Corporation AIM
  • Ultimate Software UltiPro Workplace
Data base user interface and query software
  • Clayton Wallis CompGeo Online Professional Forecast Library
  • O*NET OnLine
Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Lawson software
  • PeopleSoft Enterprise Human Capital Management


Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree
usually needed

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