Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists
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Overview
Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists conduct an organization’s compensation and benefits programs. They also evaluate position descriptions to determine details such as classification and salary.
Predicted employment growth
Over the next decade, jobs for compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists are expected to grow by 9%, and should have about 7,700 job openings a year.
Safety from automation
The likelihood of autmoation for ${title} is near the middle of all careers' likelihoods.
Workforce size
Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists, with 84,200 workers, form a larger workforce than 61% of careers.
Education
About 55% of compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists have at least a bachelor's degree.
Education attained by compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Context: workers with bachelor's degrees
More compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists have bachelor's degrees than 72% of other careeers.
Salaries
The median (middle) salary for compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists is higher than 71% of all other jobs' middle salaries. The graph shows inflation-adjusted salaries for most compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists.
This job's median $63KAll jobs' median $39K$65K$38K20142015201620172018$0$20K$40K$60K$80K$100K$120K
Context: Median Salary
Gender
Women account for 77% of compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists -- that's a larger percentage than 88% of other jobs.
Gender of compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists
Men
Women
Context: Salary inequity
For each career, we compared the median (middle) men's salary to the median women's salary. For compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists, the median men's salary was 16% more the median woman's salary.
Race/Origin
About 26% of compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists are minority, and 8% are foreign-born.
Race/origin of compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists
White
Black
Pacific Islander
Hispanic
Asian
American Indian
Multiracial
Other
Context: Foreign-born workers (8%)
Where are the most jobs?
We ranked the number of jobs in Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists per thousand workers in each state, DC, and Puerto Rico. The darker the blue, the higher the job density.
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Job benefits
Employer or union-sponsored pension plans are offered to 70% of compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists, and 85% have company-sponsored health insurance (12% have dependents enrolled in their employer's health plan).
Employer-provided health coverage for compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists
100% premiums covered
Partial premiums covered
Plan with no cost sharing
No health insurance
Top college degrees
Here are the top college degrees held by the 56% of people in this job who have at least a bachelor's degree. Some of degrees may link to multiple programs due to the way Census classifies college majors. Click on a program to learn more about career opportunities for people who major in that field.
The downside
Some jobs are more stressful than others, and some are just plain dangerous. The following list gives the percentages of compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists who report hazardous or difficult situations typically occurring at least once a week.
  • Time Pressure (46%)
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Salary and diversity
Salary overview
What do compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists earn?

In this section, we want to give you a clear idea of what you can expect to earn in this career. We use two sources of data here: the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which asks employers to classify their workforce and to report salaries using the SOC-specialty level of reporting, and the American Community Survey (ACS), which asks people to classify their jobs using the broad classifications that ididio uses for career profiles, and to self-report their salaries. For some jobs, the differences in survey approaches between BLS and ACS can paint a very different end-picture. Whenever possible, we provide data from both sources.

The BLS-compiled salary data is reported by companies for their employees. This data excludes self-employed workers. We first show the distribution of salaries for compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists, and then we show how the middle (median) salary for compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists compares to the BLS-computed median salaries of other careers.
Distribution: Salaries for compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists (BLS Salary Data)
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Context: Median salaries across careers (BLS Salary Data)
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We compiled household data from the ACS to determine the salaries that people working at least 35 hours a week report themselves to earn. Unlike the BLS estimates, this data includes self-employed wages. We first show the full salary distribution for all compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists, and then we show how the median (middle) salary for compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists compares to the median ACS-reported salary of other careers.
Distribution: Salaries for compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists (ACS Salary Data)
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Context: Median salaries across careers (ACS Salary Data)
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Employers and salary
A look at employers and corresponding salaries
The donut shares the break-down of workers by employer type, and following we show the salary distributions for these workers based on those employer types. For some careers, the salaries can be vastly different between private, government, and self-employment. As with our salary overview, we view the both the BLS economists' salary profiles and the household-reported salaries from ACS to get a thorough understanding of where compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists work and for what salary. We have the great faith in the accuracy of economist-vetted BLS data; however, the BLS restrictions on which employers are surveyed skews the data a bit (read more in the sources), and the ACS responses provide different and useful categorizations of employers and salaries.
Employers of Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists (ACS)
Private for-profit (57.9%)
Private not-for-profit (12.3%)
Local government (9.3%)
State government (12.3%)
Federal government (7.4%)
Self-employed incorporated (0.4%)
Self-employed not incorporated (0.4%)
Working without pay (0.0%)
Distribution: Salaries of compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists by type of employer (ACS data)
Following are the salary distributions by employer type calculated by aggregating individual household survey responses.
$51K$44K$52K$44K$65K$52K$0$20,000$40,000$60,000$80,000$100,000$120,000Federal governmentState governmentLocal governmentPrivate not-for-profitPrivate for-profitAll
Distribution: Salaries of compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists by type of employer (BLS data)
Following are the salary distributions by employer type as reported by BLS based on large employer-focused surveys. We note that smaller employer categories are not included by BLS.
$63K$73K$64K$64K$52K$0$20,000$40,000$60,000$80,000$100,000$120,000Federal governmentState governmentLocal governmentPrivateAll
Age and career advancement
Salary growth for compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists

The biggest take-away from the following two charts is the relationship between salary and experience that we can infer from age. Does this job seem to attract especially younger or older workers? Does it reward experience?

Take a minute a look at how much you might expect your salary to increase with each five years' experience, as well as how the numbers working in this career changes. We only provide this data when there are enough consistent ACS survey responses to allow a reasonable margin of error, so for some careers you will see gaps in our reporting of salary by age.

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Our only sources for career data containing age, gender, or origin/race come from the Census Bureau. To provide these breakdowns, we have aggregated ACS person-level career survey responses by career, gender, race, and age. These graphics reflect the results of our aggregations, and are useful for identifying trends. A careful statistical study of the impact of age, gender, and race on salaries would correct for other factors that could be contributing to salary differences.

Gender and Equity
Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists and gender

With 77% women, this occupation has a higher percentage of women than 88% of careers.

Context: Women in the workforce
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Gender of Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists
Men (23%)
Women (77%)
Distribution: Salaries by gender

As we'll illustrate at the bottom of this section, the median salary for all full-time male workers in the US exceeds the full-time median salary for women by 20%. The situation is a little better for compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists, with the median salary for men 16% higher than the median salary for women. This chart shows you the salary range for most workers by gender.

$49K$57K$0$20K$40K$60K$80K$100K$120KWomenMen
Context: Salary Inequity

Nationwide there are twenty careers for which men do not have a higher median (middle) salary than women. The chart below shows the salary inequity, the percentage by which the median men's salary is higher than the median women's salary, for most jobs. Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists have one of the middle percentage increases for men's salary, with the increase for the men's median salary over the women's median salary in this job higher than that for 46% of other jobs.

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Our only sources for career data containing age, gender, or origin/race come from the Census Bureau. To provide these breakdowns, we have aggregated ACS person-level career survey responses by career, gender, race, and age. These graphics reflect the results of our aggregations, and are useful for identifying trends. A careful statistical study of the impact of age, gender, and race on salaries would correct for other factors that could be contributing to salary differences.

Race/Origin
Race and origin of compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists

The representation of minority and foreign-born workers is quite different between careers, and the relative pay of those workers also varies significantly between careers. There is a higher percentage of minority compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists than for 78% of other careers. While this career employs many minorities, it employs a relatively small number of foreign-born people.

Race/origin of compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists
White (73% )
Black (17% )
Asian (6% )
Other (2% )
Multiracial (2% )
American Indian (1% )
Hispanic (0% )
Pacific Islander (0% )
Context: Representation of minorities in the workforce
26%0%20%40%60%80%100%
Context: Representation of foreign-born workers
8%0%20%40%60%80%100%
Distribution: Salaries for compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists by race/origin

For some careers, there is a pay disparity depending on race or origin, though this is not prevalent. We calculate standard errors for all of our calculations, and when the error is high we do not show results. Therefore, for some jobs will have omitted race/origin categories.

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Distribution: Salaries for compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists by nativity
$50K$56K$0$20K$40K$60K$80K$100K$120KAll native citizensAll foreign-born

Our only sources for career data containing age, gender, or origin/race come from the Census Bureau. To provide these breakdowns, we have aggregated ACS person-level career survey responses by career, gender, race, and age. These graphics reflect the results of our aggregations, and are useful for identifying trends. A careful statistical study of the impact of age, gender, and race on salaries would correct for other factors that could be contributing to salary differences.

Pathways to this career
Education requirements and salary
Education attained by compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists typically hold a bachelor's degree.

Sometimes the typical education identified by the BLS differs a bit from the reality of the how much education current workers actually have. The donut shows the education level held by people currently working as compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists as reported in responses to the American Community Survey. Following, we investigate whether education level influences salary for compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists.

Education attained by compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists
None
High School
Some College
Associate's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Professional Deg/Doct
Doctorate
Details: Education and training recommended for compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists

Employers typically require that compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists have a bachelor’s degree. Many specialists have a degree in human resources, business administration, finance, communication, or a related field. Some employers may accept additional related work experience in lieu of a degree.

Not all colleges and universities offer an undergraduate degree in human resources, but many offer courses in human resources management, compensation analysis, and benefits administration. Students with a background in other disciplines may benefit from taking courses in business, management, finance, and accounting.

Details: Licensing and certification recommended for compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists

Although certification is not required, it can demonstrate professional expertise. Some employers prefer to hire certified candidates, but many employers will have their employees become certified after they are already working. Certification programs often require several years of related work experience in order to qualify for the credential.

Many associations for human resources workers offer classes to enhance the skills of their members. Some associations, including the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and WorldatWork, offer certification programs that specialize in compensation and benefits. Others, including the HR Certification Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management, offer general human resources credentials.

Distribution: Salary by education level

What level of education is truly needed for compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists? Below we see the distribution of compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists salaries based on the education attained. These comparisons are based on all survey responses by those who identified themselves as compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists, and are not intended as a statistical analysis of salary differences that would correct for non-educational factors that could contribute to high or low earnings.

$38K$43K$47K$44K$53K$67K$67K$0$20K$40K$60K$80K$100K$120KNone (1%)High School (11%)Some College (22%)Associate's Degree (11%)Bachelor's Degree (41%)Master's Degree (13%)Professional Deg/Doct (1%)
Bachelor's degree pathways
College majors held by compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists

This table shows the college majors held by people working as compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists. Select any degree to see detailed information. We are able to connect careers to degrees using the American Community Survey (ACS), and their degrees are defined a little differently from our programs, which are based on standard CIP classifications. Therefore, selecting some degrees will lead to a selection of CIP-level programs from which to choose.

If you see "**" before the name of a degree/program, that means this field is one that the Department of Education believes is preparatory for this career. However, you can see from this list that those recommendations are far from your only path to this job!

Degree
Select any title to learn more about that degree
Percentage of Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists with this degree
Salary for all majors
Salary distribution (across jobs). Showing 0-$200,000.
Median
Middle 50%
Middle 80%
Education
Final education level of all people with this major
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Gender
Gender of people this bachelor's degree
Men
Women
7.3%
$0$200K$53K
6.9%
$0$200K$63K
4.3%
$0$200K$67K
4.1%
$0$200K$72K
3.8%
$0$200K$56K
2.9%
$0$200K$54K
2.8%
$0$200K$60K
2.8%
$0$200K$73K
2.6%
$0$200K$55K
2.4%
$0$200K$60K
2.0%
$0$200K$73K
1.6%
$0$200K$50K
1.6%
$0$200K$48K
1.3%
$0$200K$63K
The link between degrees and careers
The link between degrees and careers

With the following "sankey" diagram, you can follow the top ten bachelor's degrees held by people working as compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists, and then, in turn, you can see the 10 occupations that hire the most of each degree's graduates. This visualization links fields of studies and careers, suggesting both similar careers and options for degrees. The full list of bachelor's degrees held by compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists given in the previous section reminds us that there are many paths to these careers beyond what we can summarize here.

This job
Top 10 majors
Each major's top ten jobs
Managers (specialized areas)Accountants and auditorsFirst-line supervisors of retail sales workersFinancial managersWholesale and manufacturing sales representativesChief executives and legislatorsSecretaries and administrative assistantsHuman resources workersFirst-line supervisors of non-retail sales workersMarketing and sales managersCounselorsSocial workersElementary and middle school teachersPsychologistsPostsecondary teachersLawyers, judges, and magistratesPhysicians and surgeonsEducation administratorsRetail salespersonsHuman resources managersBookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerksFirst-line supervisors of office and administrative support workersManagement analystsFinancial analystsPersonal financial advisorsSecurities, commodities, and financial services sales agentsCredit counselors and loan officersCustomer service representativesSocial and community service managersMarket research analysts and marketing specialistsService sales representativesBusiness Management andAdministrationPsychologyGeneral BusinessHuman Resources andPersonnel ManagementAccountingFinanceCommunicationsPolitical Science andGovernmentSociologyMarketingAll other degrees
Switching Careers
Most common new jobs
The most common next careers for compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists

What jobs will most compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists hold next year?

The data in this chart comes from person interviews for the Census Bureau's Current Population Survey. The survey interviews households eight times over a two-year period, allowing us a glimpse into how people move from job to job. You can see more details from the results of the survey in our last tab in this section, and you can read about our methodology in our source descriptions.

Here we see all of the jobs that at least 1% of compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists reported holding in their second year's survey. Is your future job on this list?

Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialistsHuman resources workersPersonal financial advisorsCompensation and benefits managersHuman resources managersManagers (specialized areas)Office and administrative support workersFinancial managersInsurance claims and policy processing clerksManagement analystsFinancial analystsSecretaries and administrative assistantsInsurance sales agentsFirst-line supervisors of non-retail sales workersChief executives and legislatorsElementary and middle school teachersEligibility interviewers for government programs
Lateral career moves
Lateral job transitions for compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists

A lateral career transition is a move to a job with similar pay and responsibilities. A move to such a job can offer a change of pace without an increase in stress or a decrease in pay. The following table simply identifies all 11 jobs which were held by at least 1% of survey respondents before working as compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists as well as 1% of respondents after working as compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists. Select a row to investigate the job's full description and determine if it truly offers an opportunity for a lateral transition.

Lateral-move careers for compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists
Annual openings
How many openings are expected each year?
Salary
Salary distribution for people in this occupation. Range is 0-$200,000.
Median
Middle 50%
Middle 80%
Education
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Gender
Men
Women
Elementary and middle school teachers
164,300
$0$200K$51K
Management analysts
87,200
$0$200K$76K
Managers (specialized areas)
84,000
$0$200K$72K
Human resources workers
64,700
$0$200K$54K
Financial managers
56,900
$0$200K$68K
First-line supervisors of non-retail sales workers
39,600
$0$200K$59K
Insurance claims and policy processing clerks
35,700
$0$200K$37K
Financial analysts
29,200
$0$200K$76K
Personal financial advisors
26,100
$0$200K$72K
Human resources managers
12,400
$0$200K$69K
Compensation and benefits managers
1,200
$0$200K$72K
Full prior and next career listings
Prior and next careers for compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists: full listings

What do people typically do before and after they work as compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists? Here are the full lists of all jobs that at least 1% of compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists surveyed reported as holding a year earlier or later.

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Prior jobs
Next jobs
Prior careers for compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists
Annual openings
How many openings are expected each year?
Salary
Salary distribution for people in this occupation. Range is 0-$200,000.
Median
Middle 50%
Middle 80%
Education
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Gender
Men
Women
Percentage Transitioning
What percentage worked in this job the previous year?
Retail salespersons
676,200
$0$200K$31K
1.7%
Personal care aides
418,400
$0$200K$22K
1.0%
Customer service representatives
373,800
$0$200K$32K
1.6%
Elementary and middle school teachers
164,300
$0$200K$51K
1.1%
First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers
153,100
$0$200K$48K
1.0%
Receptionists and information clerks
151,300
$0$200K$27K
1.9%
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists
92,500
$0$200K$25K
1.1%
Management analysts
87,200
$0$200K$76K
1.6%
Social workers
84,700
$0$200K$43K
1.2%
Managers (specialized areas)
84,000
$0$200K$72K
2.3%
Human resources workers
64,700
$0$200K$54K
11.1%
Financial managers
56,900
$0$200K$68K
1.4%
First-line supervisors of non-retail sales workers
39,600
$0$200K$59K
2.2%
Insurance claims and policy processing clerks
35,700
$0$200K$37K
1.7%
Financial analysts
29,200
$0$200K$76K
2.0%
Claims adjusters and insurance appraisers
26,100
$0$200K$52K
3.3%
Personal financial advisors
26,100
$0$200K$72K
1.6%
Chefs and head cooks
20,500
$0$200K$31K
1.1%
Data entry keyers
16,800
$0$200K$31K
1.1%
Payroll and timekeeping clerks
16,100
$0$200K$41K
1.0%
Read about compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists
Responsibilities and activities
Responsibilities and activities

Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists typically do the following:

  • Research compensation and benefits policies and plans
  • Use data and cost analyses to compare compensation and benefits plans
  • Evaluate position descriptions to determine classification and salary
  • Ensure that the company complies with federal and state laws
  • Design and prepare reports summarizing research and analysis
  • Present recommendations to other human resources managers

Some specialists perform tasks within all areas of compensation, benefits, and job analysis. Others specialize in a specific area.

Compensation specialists assess the organization’s pay structure. They research compensation trends and review surveys to determine how their organization’s pay compares with that of other organizations in a particular industry and region. They often perform complex data or cost analyses to evaluate compensation policies. They also ensure that the organization’s pay practices comply with federal and state laws and regulations, such as workers’ compensation, minimum wage, overtime, and equal pay laws.

Benefits specialists administer the organization’s benefits programs, which include retirement plans, leave policies, wellness programs, and insurance policies, such as health, life, and disability insurance. They research and analyze benefits plans, policies, and programs, and make recommendations based on their analysis. They frequently monitor government regulations, legislation, and benefits trends to ensure that their programs are current, legal, and competitive. They also work closely with insurance brokers and benefits carriers and manage the enrollment, renewal, and delivery of benefits to the organization’s employees.

Job analysis specialists, also known as position classifiers, evaluate positions by writing or assigning job descriptions, determining position classifications, and preparing salary scales. When an organization introduces a new job or reviews existing jobs, specialists must research and make recommendations to managers on the status, description, classification, and salary of those jobs.

Personality and skills
Personality and skills

Can you see yourself in the ranks of compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists? Here are the skills and traits that could lead to success.

Analytical skills
Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists perform data or cost analyses to form logical conclusions related to wages and benefits. They also need to pay attention to the details of contracts and laws.
Business skills
Specialists must understand basic finance and accounting. They help set initial wages and benefits packages for new employees.
Communication skills
Specialists often work with employees throughout their organization to provide information on compensation and benefits. They may give presentations or advise managers or employees about compensation policies or benefit plans.
Critical-thinking skills
Specialists evaluate job positions, salary scales, promotion practices, and other compensation and benefits policies.
Trends in employment
Salary trends
Distribution and trends: Salaries for compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists
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Adjusted for inflation
Historic dollars

In 2018, the median (middle) salary for compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists was higher than 71% of all other jobs' middle salaries. This graphic shows how the salary distribution (adjusted for inflation) has changed for this job over recent years. The gray line, as a comparison, shows the median salary of all US workers.

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Projected versus actual employment
Exploring actual employment trends versus projected trends

Currently, jobs for compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists are anticipated to grow by 9% over the next decade, which is faster growth than is predicted for 57% of other jobs.

The projected employment for compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists is the best guess created by talented economists and statisticians at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). However, as you look through several careers you'll notice that the projections are heavily influenced by past performance and may miss current trends. No one can tell the future, and as new information and better techniques are developed, actual counts and future projections may change. Here's a glimpse at the actual counts versus the projections over time.

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Employment counts
Actual measured employment
BLS 10-year predictions
Variation by state
Employment
State-by-state employment numbers

Some careers tend to be centered in specific parts of the country. For example, most jobs in fashion are in New York or California. Let's see if your dream job is easy to find in your dream location! We have a few choices for viewing the data that can help you get a full employment picture.

Job density versus job count

Which states hire the most compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists? We wonder if that's a fair question since states come in all sizes, so instead let's start with the question of which states have the highest density of people working as compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists. You can choose to view the number of jobs per state if you prefer.

BLS vs ACS data

This map defaults to employment information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which provides job totals carefully compiled for accuracy and with a primary focus on how employers describe their workers. The BLS job totals do not count self-employed workers. We've also compiled totals using the Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS) which are based on how workers describe themselves. Sometimes ACS results are quite a bit different from the employer-based BLS data.

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Jobs per 1000 working
Number of jobs
Use this data source
BLS
Number of Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists per 1,000 workers (BLS)
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Salary
Salaries by state
Let's get a feel for where compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists earn the highest salaries. There are several choices for which data we consider and how we view that data, and each can lead to different conclusions, so please read on...
Median salary versus state ratio

We use two methods to compare salaries across states:

  • In-state comparisons: the ratio of median (middle) salaries for compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists compared to the median salary for all people working in each state, or
  • Median salary: the unaltered median salaries for compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists.

We hope the ratio allows perspective about how salaries may compare to the regional cost-of-living.

BLS vs ACS data

We have two sources for statewide salary information with important distinctions. The BLS data is created by surveying companies, missing individuals who are self-employed or work for smaller companies. The ACS data is compiled from multi-faceted household surveys and may reflect the inconsistencies that people may have in reporting information.

Choose the metric to review
In-state comparisions
Median salary
Use this data source
BLS
Median salary ratio: Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists to all workers (BLS)
The darkest shading corresponds to states in which compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists earn the highest salary when compared to other jobs in the state. We think this ratio might be a better indicator than the actual salary for your buying power as a state resident.
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Compare to similar jobs

If this job interests you, then use the dots below to find other jobs you might like. The dots closer to the top represent jobs that are like Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists (shown with a blue star). Look for the dots to the right to find the best salaries! (We pulled salary data from BLS, and they give a top salary value of just over $200K to protect privacy, so our graph would go much higher if the salaries were not top coded.)

How should the career similarity be computed

There are a number of ways to measure the similarity of jobs, here are a few we provide:

  • Interests: Also known as a Holland Code - Are you a thinker? A helper? What fits your personality?
  • Environment: Are there hazards? Will you be comfortable? Will it be stressful?
  • Knowledge: What do you need to know the most about?
  • Physical Abilities: Do you need to especially strong or coordinated?
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