Senior Analyst – Compensation

Website United Airlines


There’s never been a more exciting time to join United Airlines. We’re on a path towards becoming the best airline in the history of aviation. Our shared purpose – Connecting People, Uniting the World – is about more than getting people from one place to another. It also means that as a global company that operates in hundreds of locations around the world with millions of customers and tens of thousands of employees, we have a unique responsibility to uplift and provide opportunities in the places where we work, live and fly, and we can only do that with a truly diverse and inclusive workforce. And we’re growing – in the years ahead, we’ll hire tens of thousands of people across every area of the airline. Our careers include a competitive benefits package aimed at keeping you happy, healthy and well-traveled. From employee-run “Business Resource Group” communities to world-class benefits like parental leave, 401k and privileges like space available travel, United is truly a one-of-a-kind place to work. Are you ready to travel the world?

At United, we offer more than jobs, we build careers. Our HR team is passionate about growing our diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace where everyone can thrive. We empower our team members to pursue unique career paths, promote a culture where all employees feel included and empowered to a make a measurable difference in our success, and value the achievements and advancement of our diverse workforce. Join our team and chart your own uniquely United career journey!

Key Responsibilities:

The Sr Analyst, Global Compensation will have the opportunity to gain broad exposure to the various aspects of compensation consulting and to provide direct support to the design and implementation of several global core compensation programs. This also includes market data intelligence gathering and governance as well as global compensation administration and compliance.

Core Compensation Programs Administration and Support

  • Play a key role in the planning and execution of the global compensation programs including but not limited to job architecture design and implementation, annual Year-end compensation planning and core HR systems administration and compliance (PayFactors, PeopleSoft, Foundry, etc.)
  • Support the administration of global common compensation review process, including preparation of data and system, communication and training to HR Partners, and consolidation of data for approvals. Provide the analytic engine to the annual salary increase and bonus allocation processes by preparing the daily review files, uploading new recommendations and preparing files for Corporate/Divisions approval.
  • Coordinate, administer and assess broad-based compensation programs for internal clients and peer groups.

Market Data Intelligence & Governance

  • Analyze organizational pay practices and make recommendations for salary changes to ensure internal equity
  • Respond to management requests for ad hoc job analyses and salary recommendations
  • Partner with local country HR to analyze market data and to build competitive compensation recommendations and evaluate job level and salary range recommendations
  • Complete domestic and international annual salary survey submissions. Participate in compensation surveys in all pertinent countries, maintain market data database with up-to-date job matching at all times, including loading new survey data, employee data, and job matches
  • Research professional literature and other internal and external resources to capture data for special compensation programs as required
  • Analyze results of salary surveys for client’s benchmark and non-benchmark jobs.

Compensation Consultative Support

  • Proactively advise Compensation consultants as well as HR Business Partners to make recommendations/implementation of process improvement /changes. Continuously see opportunities to improve, automate and streamline processes.
  • Coordinate the retention bonus program including draft agreements, tracking the acceptance and retention rates
  • Apply knowledge of compensation policies and procedures to recommend and implement solutions.
  • Support the develop communications announcing compensation programs, timelines, and changes.
  • Participate in projects related to compensation program design, implementation, and administration.

Global Compensation Administration & Compliance

  • Assist with compensation compliance requirements including minimum wage analysis and works in support of the broader pay equity activities, supervisor compression analysis, etc.
  • Evaluate all new jobs/reclassifications, or reorganizations to determine appropriate salary, grade and job title governance.
  • Determine FLSA job classification and formal grade range assignment for all jobs by performing job analysis and applying job evaluation methodology
  • Perform regular audits of the data to ensure changes are within guidelines and have all necessary approvals.
  • Additional projects and responsibilities as required.

United values diverse experiences, perspectives, and we encourage everyone who meets the minimum qualifications to apply. While having the “desired” qualifications make for a stronger candidate, we encourage applicants who may not feel they check ALL of those boxes! We are always looking for individuals who will bring something new to the table.


What’s needed to succeed (Minimum Qualifications):

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3 to 5 years of direct Compensation experience
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Extensive knowledge of broad-based and international compensation policies and programs and associated international compliance issues.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word. Ability to analyze data proficient in MS Excel
  • Excellent project management, organizational, and follow-up skills necessary to prioritize and complete multiple projects and tasks and effectively meet deadlines.
  • Innovative team player with skills to influence and communicate at all levels
  • Excellent documentation, communication, and presentation skills; attention to details focusing on completeness and accuracy of information
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and within a team, conduct research, cost analysis, formulate conclusions and present conclusions regarding business issues
  • Verbal, written and interpersonal skills necessary to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization.

What will help you propel from the pack (Preferred Qualifications):

  • Concentration in analytical fields such as finance, accounting, business administration, psychology or economics highly preferred
  • CCP/GRP certifications and Airlines industry experience is highly preferred
  • Working knowledge of PeopleSoft, PayFactors and Foundry is a plus

United Airlines is an equal opportunity employer. United Airlines recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical ability, age, veteran status and other protected status as required by applicable law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions. Please contact to request accommodation.

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