Senior Compensation Analyst for Human Resources (Hybrid - Mainly Remote)

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Senior Compensation Analyst for Human Resources (Hybrid - Mainly Remote)

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


Category: Human Resources

UTHealth Houston General Administration

Requisition #: 240001P9

Position Summary:

UTHealth Houston is looking to expand our current team with a Senior Compensation Analyst who will support management and senior leadership positions throughout the University and our clinical areas. This employee provides advanced-level content expertise in developing, implementing, communicating, and administering University compensation programs and policies in order to recruit, develop, and retain a high-caliber workforce. This employee consults with, provides guidance, and maintains strong relationships with business partners to achieve positive and effective outcomes supporting university and departmental business objectives. Your focus will be on administering award and bonus programs, completing market reviews, merit administration, and looking at equity throughout the system. You must have at least four years of applicable experience with compensation, and an executive compensation, clinical, or higher education background is preferred. This senior-level analyst will need to move quickly, have superior customer service skills, and effectively handle communicating with institutional, educational, and clinical leadership.

This is a Full-time role that is classified as salaried and exempt. Currently, this role is completely remote within the Greater Houston area, but there will be times when you will need to come into the office in the Texas Medical Center to attend meetings or assist in person on projects. You will be eligible for all UTHealth Houston benefits, including healthcare coverage and participation in a pension plan run by the State of Texas.

Employees must either live or plan to relocate to the State of Texas. You will be required to come into our Texas Medical Center office on occasion located in Houston (at least once a quarter). Most of the time, though, work will be performed remotely in your home office.

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 include entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus, many more!

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Responsible for planning, developing, implementing, and administering compensation programs that support the practice plan and the institution's strategic goals.

  2. Responsible for job analysis, job evaluation, and maintenance of university job descriptions and classification structure.

  3. Researches market data to analyze the competitiveness of compensation practices and makes recommendations to management.

  4. Monitors and audits pay practices to ensure compliance with the University policies and guidelines.

  5. Responsible for the development of pay programs, including salary structure changes, merit programs, incentive programs, and other special pay programs.

  6. Participates in the development and implementation of salary administration policies and guidelines.

  7. Prepares reports and performs extensive analysis of compensation data.

  8. Presents findings and recommendations for action to University Leadership.

  9. Prepares and delivers communications to the organization to keep them informed and aware of compensation programs.

  10. Respond to ad hoc requests concerning Federal and State laws and regulations, UTHealth policies and practices, standard business practices, and local and national trends.

  11. Researches, analyzes, and understands various federal and state regulations to ensure compliance with compensation programs and policies.

  12. Functions as a departmental and organizational technical expert in the area of compensation, interpreting information, and providing professional advice and counseling.

  13. Provides compensation services in support of clinical transitions and acquisitions.

  14. May participate in salary surveys.

  15. May serve as a lead to other compensation staff members.

  16. Performs other duties and projects as assigned.


Demonstrated analytical, problem-solving, decision-making, interpersonal communication, and presentation skills. Must have excellent MS Office skills, especially advanced-level Excel and Access skills.

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

Minimum Education:

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

Minimum Experience:

At least Four (4) years of compensation experience, preferably in healthcare.

Physical Requirements:

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