Compensation Analyst

Posting Number: #1623

Position Title: Compensation Analyst

Closing Date: Until Filled

Location: San Francisco Bay Area (Remote)

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The Public Health Institute (PHI) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being, and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally, and internationally.


Position Summary

Compensation Analyst will provide human resources support to the organization with a focus on compensation analysis and administration. This position will report to the Lead HR Generalist & Compensation Specialist.

This position is currently remote. Candidates in the San Francisco Bay Area are preferred, but candidates from other regions in the United States will be considered. The position is expected to work during core business hours for the Pacific time zone.

Full salary range for this position: $73,813 to $107,089 per year. The typical hiring range for this position is from $73,813 (minimum) to $90,451 (midpoint), based on 100% FTE. The starting salary is determined based on the candidate’s knowledge, skills, experience, as well as budget availability.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Compensation Analysis and Administration (Approximately 90%)

Perform compensation analysis and administration including but not limited to the following:

  • Conduct job evaluations.
  • Review, classify, and approve job descriptions. Serve as the point of contact for job description requests.
  • Review and update generic job descriptions. Ensure generic job descriptions remain up to date and compliant with policies.
  • Develop job descriptions and conduct FLSA testing.
  • Audit staff base pay regularly and recommend changes to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws and ordinances including minimum wage and exempt salary requirements.
  • Conduct pay equity analysis.
  • Review and approve programs’ salary offer requests. Ensure internal equity and compliance with PHI compensation policies and procedures.
  • Review and approve merit increases; obtain, review, and approve programs’ merit matrices.
  • Provide guidance on compensation related procedures to supervisors, program administrators, and other colleagues. Escalate complex inquiries or issues to Lead HR Generalist & Compensation Specialist.
  • Coordinate with requestors and the HRIS team in compensation request approval processes. Ensure changes and urgent requests are communicated to the right person timely.
  • Ensure compensation documents are filed properly.
  • Complete compensation projects and assignments.
  • Administer the monthly new employee survey and assist in creating and conducting new surveys as needed.
  • Complete and submit compensation related forms or reports required by government and other agencies as needed.
  • Analyze and approve salary adjustments, promotions, and bonus requests as assigned.
  • Serve as the backup for the Lead HR Generalist & Compensation Specialist in their absence.
  • Maintain confidentiality of employee and PHI information according to PHI policies.
  • Ensure compliance with federal and various state employment regulations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

General HR Duties and Responsibilities (Approximately 10%)

  • Attend HR and other work meetings as required.
  • Assist HR managers and other colleagues as needed.
  • Participate in other special HR projects and other assignments as needed; serve as backup support for other HR team members as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum two years of experience in professional human resources positions
  • At least one year of experience working as a Compensation Analyst or a similar role; or two years of HR experience with Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) designation.
  • Bachelor’s degree, or substitute with four additional years of related experience.

Other Qualifications

  • Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) certification preferred but not required.
  • Good knowledge of compensation related laws, especially in California, and ability to interpret and apply laws, regulations, and policy.
  • Excellent customer service skills and a strong team player.
  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills.
  • Must be detail oriented and commit to accuracy.
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills for compensation analysis; good Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to be a strategic business partner with managers and other HR staff to assess and anticipate HR related needs and offer support.
  • Strong listening and counseling skills to handle compensation related issues.
  • Good presentation and training skills.
  • Good understanding of business and operational processes.
  • Bachelor’s degree in human resource management or related field preferred.



This position is classified as exempt based on the job duties. However, based on the FTE, salary level of the employee, or federal/state/local laws, the employee may be classified as nonexempt.



Per the PHI Workforce Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is a condition of employment for all domestic based employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless they are granted a reasonable accommodation under applicable law.

New hires need to provide proof of full vaccination prior to their start date or apply for an exemption/accommodation within three business days after their start date. Depending on the circumstances, new hires who do not comply with this Policy, or who cannot be reasonably accommodated, will either have their employment suspended or terminated. Candidates who are non-compliant will have their offers rescinded.

EEO Statement

The Public Health Institute is committed to a policy that provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, medical condition including genetic characteristics, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identification and expression, sexual orientation, and to make all employment decisions so as to further this principle of equal employment opportunity. To this end, the PHI will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, medical condition including genetic characteristics, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identification and expression, sexual orientation, and will take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are offered employment and employees are treated during employment without regard to these characteristics.

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ADA Statement:

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