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Compensation and Benefits Managers
(SOC Code : 11-3111)
in California

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).

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Work experience, plus bachelor's or higher degree .

Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
California 20221st Qtr$74.10$51.77$67.12$0.00

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
Projections for this occupation in California are not available.

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Management of Companies and Enterpri5,18718.1%
General Medical and Surgical Hos1,4884.4%
Insurance Carriers7734.2%
Management, Scientific, and Tech32,8664.1%
Architectural, Engineering, and17,6523.6%
Private Elementary and Secondary16,0353.5%
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other23,7783.2%
Legal Services 43,9502.9%
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component 1,2852.3%
Navigational, Measuring, Electro9371.9%
Waste Management and Remediation S2,4641.4%
Motion Picture and Video Industr4,1811.3%
Employment Services4,8171.3%
Business, Professional, Labor, P10,6481.2%
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturi3351.2%
Individual and Family Services31,3151.2%
Scientific Research and Developm8,8251.2%
Medical Equipment and Supplies M2,2771.1%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
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.
Fulfill all reporting requirements of all relevant government rules and regulations, including the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).
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, 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.
Manage the design and development of tools to assist employees in benefits selection, and to guide managers through compensation decisions.
Prepare detailed job descriptions and classification systems and define job levels and families, in partnership with other managers.
Prepare budgets for personnel operations.

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Top Skills used in this Job
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.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
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.
Time Management - Managing one`s own time and the time of others.
Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Management of Personnel Resources - Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

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