Compensation Analyst

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Under the direction of the Chief Human Resources Officer , this position is responsible for administering the day-to-day activities required to maintain the organizations compensation plans. Some of these activities will include evaluating positions, conducting market surveys, analyzing statistical data, drafting job descriptions reviewing and recommending adjustments to the pay structures, and overseeing data integrity in the compensation database(s).


The job duties listed are essential functions of the position. However, other duties may be assigned, and may also be considered essential functions of the position.

  • Provide Managers guidance and counsel on salary proposals, job evaluations, promotion requests and other comp related programs to support organizational priorities.
  • Conduct job studies and job analysis across the organization to maintain position classification and grade equity within salary structure.
  • Ensure all job descriptions are updated as well as in the proper job description format.
  • Participate in salary surveys and analyze market data.
  • Compiles statistical information and prepares reports relating to all aspects of the compensation program utilizing the HRIS and other systems.
  • Research, collect and analyze market data in order to determine appropriate salary grade and title for proposed new positions and re-evaluations of current positions and assessing internal and external equity.
  • Ensure compliance with the Federal and State Labor laws as they pertain to compensating employes.
  • Researches and resolves compensation issues.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.




Education Level

Major/Area of Study



Bachelor’s Degree

Human Resources or related field



Minimum Experience



three (3) years of experience

in the administration of Human Resources compensation programs.


  • Communication/Interpersonal:
  • Effective written communication skills as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Ability to develop and deliver effective presentations; live, via online or virtual mediums.
  • Excellent collaboration and team building skills.
  • Effective conflict management skills.
  • Ability to effectively build relationships with customers, executive management, and other stakeholders through positive interaction and problem identification and resolution.
  • Decision Making/Organization Skills:
  • Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to perform work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analysis.
  • Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Office work environment with no unusual physical requirements.
  • Productivity:
  • Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills.
  • Ability to simultaneously handle multiple priorities.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities and to organize workload to ensure that timeframes are met and the work is successfully completed within deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to define, develop, and analyze performance measures and metrics.
  • Project Management:
  • Demonstrated project management skills.
  • Demonstrated planning and project oversight/management skills.
  • Demonstrated skills in project plan design and implementation; directing projects, coordinating the work of operational teams, and managing project budgets.
  • Effectively manages to project deadlines and escalates issues as appropriate.
  • Additional required skills and abilities:
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of California and Federal wage and hour laws.
  • Requires prior knowledge of the administration of varied compensation programs including range structure, survey data interpretation and best practices.
  • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods including technical knowledge of EXCEL, which includes development of spreadsheets with formulas, functions, pivot tables, and V-lookups.


Preferred upon hire: CCP Certification desired, not required

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