A compensation specialist supports all aspects of a company’s compensation programs, processes and initiatives.
What responsibilities will I have?
What education and training is required?
An associate’s or bachelor’s degree in human resources, finance or a related field is required. You may also consider acquiring a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) certification.
To pursue a career as a Compensation Specialist:
The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, computer and business courses, personal finance, and mathematics.
Where can I work?
Compensation specialists work for medium to large-scale agricultural companies and organizations as well as government agencies and universities.
Future Job Market/Outlook
The future outlook for a compensation specialist will be good over the next five years.
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