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COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS MANAGERS
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Occupation Description:
 
  Plan, direct, or coordinate compensation and benefits activities of an organization. Job analysis and position description managers are included in “Human Resource Managers” (11-3121).
 
Typical 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.
 
Skills:
 
 
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times..
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively..
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents..
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems..
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one..
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience..
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making..
 
Knowledge:
 
 
  • Personnel and Human Resources - Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems..
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources..
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar..
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications..
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction..
  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process..
  • Economics and Accounting - Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data..
 
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Education & Training:
 
  Work experience, plus a bachelor's or higher degree
 
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Wage Information:
 
 
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $148,859.00 $71.56 $45.66 $51.25 - $82.08
Bridgeport/Stamford $150,247.00 $72.24 $46.31 $52.79 - $83.71
Hartford $168,390.00 $80.96 $50.83 $54.95 - $96.23
New Haven $117,634.00 $56.55 $38.25 $41.30 - $68.41
Waterbury $140,186.00 $67.40 $52.76 $55.17 - $73.99
      
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