Brief description

The position of compensation and benefits manager consists of planning, directing, or coordinating compensation and benefits activities and staff of an organization.


  • Administer, direct, and review employee benefit programs, including the integration of benefit programs following mergers and acquisitions;
  • Analyze compensation policies, government regulations, and prevailing wage rates to develop a competitive compensation plan;
  • Design, evaluate and modify benefit policies to ensure that programs are current, competitive and in compliance with legal requirements;
  • Direct preparation and distribution of written and verbal information to inform employees of benefits, compensation, and personnel policies;
  • Fulfill all reporting requirements of all relevant government rules and regulations;
  • Identify and implement benefits to increase the quality of life for employees, by working with brokers and researching benefit issues;
  • Manage the design and development of tools to assist employees in benefit selection, and to guide managers through compensation decisions;
  • 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.

Qualifications and requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent;
  • Ability to give full attention to what other people are saying and to use logic and reason to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions;
  • Ability to consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to chose the most appropriate one.

Competencies (in order of importance)

  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  • Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
  • Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

Lines of communication

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 Working conditions

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