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Senior Compensation Analyst

Utah Transit Authority
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
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    Full Time

Job Summary

Love being a part of change?  Enjoy continuously improving your programs to ensure they are meeting the goals of the organization?  Reporting to the Chief People Officer, the Senior Compensation Analyst will play a very integral part in ensuring our market based compensation system assists UTA in attracting and retaining potential and current employees. By conducting surveys and analyses, this position will partner closely with HR staff and the business leaders to come up with comprehensive job descriptions, benchmarking, and provide recommendations on the compensation structures.

Under direction of the Chief People Officer, participates in the design, development, analytics, reporting and administration of UTA’s market –based compensation program.  Ensures the program consistently rewards performance and the achievement of organizational goals.  Leads the annual market salary survey process and participates in the annual salary planning benchmarking.  Ensures job consistency throughout the organization with respect to job evaluations and descriptions.  Works with People Office leadership to prepare annual recommendations for the salary budget.  Partners with Talent Acquisition & Hiring leaders to develop compensation offers.  Maintains HRIS and databases related to compensation.  Recommends and implements job design and compensation solutions which are consistent with federal law and UTA policy.  Works closely with Manager of Total Rewards to ensure compensation program aligns with overall Total Rewards package.  Identifies and documents business requirements and program processes to ensure compensation systems accurately pay employees.


Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or a related field.
  • Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) preferred.


  • Four years of experience in compensation work.
  • In-depth, solid knowledge of survey and statistical techniques for compensation programs analysis, position description composition, analyzing and classifying jobs, establishing salary structures/ranges, and rates and range adjustments.
  • Solves complex problems while taking new perspective on existing solutions.
  • Some experience/knowledge of market pricing practices and exposure to performance management practices is preferred.


  • Compensation theories and practices, federal, state and local labor laws and regulations and their application
  • HRIS and compensation software experience


  • Advanced proficiency in MS Excel required
  • Approaches work with courage; takes calculated risks in ideas and actions to progress the organization. Comfortable challenging the status quo
  • Has passion for this work; aims to make UTA a better place
  • Curious; solution-oriented with proven focus on operational excellence and innovation
  • Must be able to work independently in designing and leading compensation-related project planning and implementation.
  • Acts as a resource for colleagues with less compensation expertise
  • Approaches interactions with humility, seeks and values feedback, listens for understanding and assumes positive intent; focused on organizational and team success
  • Intermediate proficiency in MS Word preferred

This job requires regular and predicable attendance.

OR -

An equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
[UTA reserves the right to determine the equivalencies of education and experience.]

Pay Rate:
  Starting at $86,448.96 annually, commensurate with experience.

Close Date: Open until filled 


Posted: 2019-11-26 Expires: 2019-12-26

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