Compensation Analyst in Human Resources (Hybrid - Mostly Remote)

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Compensation Analyst in Human Resources (Hybrid - Mostly Remote)

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


Category: Human Resources

UTHealth Houston General Administration

Requisition #: 240001PA

Position Summary:

We are looking for an entry-to-mid-level compensation analyst to join the dynamic Compensation Services team in our human resources department. This employee provides technical subject matter support to the Compensation Services team in order to recruit, develop, and retain a high-caliber workforce. You will be responsible for maintaining strong relationships with business partners to achieve positive and effective outcomes in support of university and departmental business objectives. They will focus on helping to conduct and create salary surveys, and work with client groups to determine pay strategies for the University and clinics. This analyst will need to move quickly, have superior customer service and analytical skills, and be able to handle communicating with clinical and executive leadership effectively. You will also handle requests for exceptions in compensation and help administer award and bonus programs for staff.

We are preferably looking for a candidate who has worked with compensation in a clinical environment, so that would be a plus. But if you have a strong human resources or a financial background, we also encourage you to apply. We need strong skills in critical thinking, data analysis, and problem-solving. It will take someone curious, who likes to uncover things similar to a private investigator, finding out everything they can to uncover a client’s needs.

Applicants must be skilled in and have a passion for Microsoft Excel. Must be able to do "v look-ups", pivot tables, filtering, and conditional formatting.

This is a full-time role that is classified as salaried and exempt. Currently, this role is largely remote, but there will be times when you will need to come into the office in the Texas Medical Center for training, to attend meetings, or assist in person on projects. Training could take place partially on-site as well. You will be eligible for all UTHealth benefits, including healthcare coverage and participation in a pension plan run by the State of Texas.

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

Once you join us, you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ well-being is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Provides day-to-day analysis and support to the compensation services team and internal clients on compensation strategy, policy & procedures, and overall salary administration.

  2. Performs job analysis and job evaluation in alignment with the University job classification structure.

  3. Performs accurate, timely review and processing of HCM transactions, ensuring compliance with University guidelines and policies; researches discrepancies and collaborates with business partners to resolve issues.

  4. Compiles and maintains data and various reports; generates queries and assists with software maintenance and updates.

  5. Serves as an internal resource to the department and the organization in understanding and applying compensation-related programs; provides advice and counsel as needed.

  6. Participates in salary surveys, maintains survey software data, and generates ad hoc reports.

  7. Performs various compensation activities such as market and/or equity analysis, promotion/reclassification reviews, supplemental pay programs, etc.

  8. May participate in reviewing and recommending updates to university compensation-related policies and practices to reflect current Federal and State laws and University regulations, policies, and practices.

  9. Maintains compensation-related HRIS systems, including website, merit tool, HCM, etc.

  10. Assists with preparing internal compensation metrics to support sound organizational decision-making.

  11. Prepares various compliance-related compensation reports.

  12. Responsible for keeping compensation department information up to date.

  13. Researches and answers routine questions or issues in compliance with UTHealth policies. Advises clients on compensation-related policies and procedures.

  14. Participates in various compensation projects.

  15. Other duties as required.


Preferred: Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) or working toward CCP designation.

Must possess superior Excel skills

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business administration, related field, or relevant four years of experience in lieu of education.

Minimum Experience:

Two years of responsible, related professional experience within human resources. Preferred: At least one year of compensation experience.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount frequently to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

UTHealthHoustonhas adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.

In addition, all UTHealthHouston​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’sHoustonrules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.