Benefits Specialist

What do they do?

benefits administrator

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

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Some typical job duties include:

  • Advise managers and employees on state and federal employment regulations, collective agreements, benefit and compensation policies, personnel procedures and classification programs.
  • Ensure company compliance with federal and state laws, including reporting requirements.
  • Plan, develop, evaluate, improve, and communicate methods and techniques for selecting, promoting, compensating, evaluating, and training workers.
  • Prepare occupational classifications, job descriptions and salary scales. 

Most Important Occupational Skills:

Basic Skills

  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Speaking

Technical Skills

  • Operations Analysis 
  • Programming

Social Skills

  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Negotiation

 Systems Skills

  • Systems Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Evaluation

Problem Solving Skills

  • Complex Problem Solving 

Resource Management Skills

  • Time Management
  • Management of Personnel Resources
  • Management of Financial Resources

Just the Facts

  • Salary range: $30,000-$90,000+
  • Education and Professional Requirements: Entry — High school degree; Mid-level—Bachelor's degree, multiple years related work experience;  Managerial — Bachelor's degree, multiple years of work experience
  • Possible career path: Benefits Specialist > Senior Benefits Specialist > Benefits Manager 

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