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Compensation and Benefits Managers - 11-3111.00

O*NET-SOC Description

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

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Benefits Coordinator
  • Benefits Manager
  • Compensation and Benefits Manager
  • Compensation Director
  • Compensation Manager
  • Compensation Vice President
  • Employee Benefits Coordinator
  • Employee Benefits Director
  • Employee Benefits Manager
  • Payroll Manager

SOC Occupation Groups

11-0000 Management Occupations
11-3000 Operations Specialties Managers
11-3110 Compensation and Benefits Managers
11-3111.00 Compensation and Benefits Managers

Related Occupations


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

Detailed Work Activities

  • Administer compensation or benefits programs.
  • Advise others on legal or regulatory compliance matters.
  • Analyze data to inform personnel decisions.
  • Compile operational data.
  • Conduct employee training programs.
  • Develop operating strategies, plans, or procedures.
  • Develop organizational policies or programs.
  • Document organizational or operational procedures.
  • Estimate labor requirements.
  • Evaluate program effectiveness.
  • Interview employees, customers, or others to collect information.
  • Investigate industrial or transportation accidents.
  • Liaise between departments or other groups to improve function or communication.
  • Maintain knowledge of current developments in area of expertise.
  • Maintain personnel records.
  • Maintain regulatory or compliance documentation.
  • Manage human resources activities.
  • Monitor external affairs or events affecting business operations.
  • Negotiate labor disputes.
  • Negotiate sales or lease agreements for products or services.
  • Prepare financial documents, reports, or budgets.
  • Prepare operational budgets.
  • Prepare reports related to compliance matters.
  • Recommend organizational process or policy changes.
  • Represent the organization in external relations.
  • Supervise employees.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Financial Management and Comptroller (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Financial Management and Comptroller Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Financial Management and Comptroller Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Financial Management and Comptroller Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Financial Management and Comptroller Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Financial Management and Comptroller Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Human Resources Management Officer (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Navy Counselor (Counselor) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • RL - Human Resources (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Manager, Benefits
  • Manager, Compensation