Human Resources & Recruitment

Remuneration Manager

Remuneration managers plan and oversee compensation and benefits programs for a company's employees.

  • Entry-level education

    Bachelor’s degree

  • Job outlook

    1 2 3 4 5

What does a Remuneration Manager do?

Remuneration managers plan and oversee compensation and benefits programs for a company's employees.


Work activities

As a remuneration manager, you would:

  • create a pay and benefits framework
  • keep up to date with current wages and remuneration rates in your industry
  • update staff benefit plans as legal changes are made
  • evaluate and engage outside suppliers such as health or superannuation funds, or insurance brokers
  • oversee dissemination of pay and benefits information to staff
  • make sure all legal regulations are complied with
  • create and stay within a budget for all wages and benefits.

Key skills and interests

To become a remuneration manager, you would need:

  • high levels of literacy and numeracy
  • a tactful, friendly but firm manner
  • good spoken and written communication skills
  • the ability to build good working relationships with colleagues at all levels
  • fairness and objectivity
  • discretion in dealing with confidential information
  • accuracy and good organisational skills.

Working hours and conditions

Working Hours

In a full-time role, you would usually work standard business hours, Monday to Friday. Part time and flexible work may be available.


You would usually work in an office and split your time between meetings and working on a computer.


How to become an Remuneration Manager?

Entry Level Education

To become a human resources or remuneration officer you usually have to complete at least a VET qualification in human resources or human resources management. You may be able to study through distance education.

Most remuneration officers would have attained a degree in human resource management or psychology; or economics, business or commerce with a major in human resource management. To get into these courses you usually need to gain your senior secondary school certificate or equivalent. English and mathematics would be appropriate subjects to study prior to university.


Job outlook

  • 1 2 3 4 5

Employment of human resources officers is projected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations.

Human resources officers will be needed to ensure that firms adhere to changing employment laws regarding occupational safety and health, equal employment opportunity, wages, and superannuation. However, the increasing use of technology to manage human resources functions in organisations may limit employment growth.


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