Job Location:
US-DC Washington DC

Compensation Analyst


Job Description


CoStar Group (NASDAQ: CSGP) is a leading global provider of commercial and residential real estate information, analytics, and online marketplaces.  Included in the S&P 500 Index and the NASDAQ 100, CoStar Group is on a mission to digitize the world’s real estate, empowering all people to discover properties, insights and connections that improve their businesses and lives. 


We have been living and breathing the world of real estate information and online marketplaces for over 35 years, giving us the perspective to create truly unique and valuable offerings to our customers.  We’ve continually refined, transformed and perfected our approach to our business, creating a language that has become standard in our industry, for our customers, and even our competitors.  We continue that effort today and are always working to improve and drive innovation.  This is how we deliver for our customers, our employees, and investors.  By equipping the brightest minds with the best resources available, we provide an invaluable edge in real estate. 


CoStar Group is currently seeking a Compensation Analyst to support the ongoing design and execution of the company’s global compensation programs. Reporting to the Vice President, Total Rewards, the Compensation Analyst will contribute to all aspects of planning, development, and implementation of new and revised compensation programs. This role offers tremendous growth, career progression and exposure to company leadership. 


An ideal candidate will strike a balance in how they work. They should be structured and analytical in their approach yet able to navigate changing business priorities and thrive in a fast-paced agile environment. They need to enjoy analyzing large data sets to tease out meaningful info and excel at presenting findings to business partners and company leaders in a close partnership. 


This role offers the opportunity to work 4 days onsite and 1 day remote in either our Washington, DC or Richmond, VA office.  




  • Advise on company’s compensation philosophy, practices, and programs; conduct in depth analysis to provide compensation expertise and support to management, recruiting and HR business partners. 

  • Administer annual merit and bonus awards, including developing/updating global budgets, guidelines, and tools; preparing communication materials; and analyzing and counseling HR business partners and management on recommendations. 

  • Evaluate jobs, determine salary ranges, and educate management on appropriate job classification and profile. Review proposed promotion and adjustment increases and counsel managers on compensation-related challenges. 

  • Conduct market assessments for development of global base/bonus budgets, guidelines, and programs. 

  • Participate in annual salary surveys, including preparation and submission of all required data elements. 

  • Maintain/update global salary ranges, job codes, grades, and bonus targets and guidelines; partner with HR business partners, HR Operations and HRIS to ensure accuracy of compensation data in Workday. 

  • Ensure effective communication/promotion of the company's compensation programs and practices to HR, Finance, management, employees & candidates. 

  • Develop and maintain metrics and reporting 

  • Proactively support team members across HR and look for opportunities to improve processes, policies, and service levels. 



Basic Qualifications:  


  • Bachelor's Degree required from an accredited, not-for-profit University or College

  • A track record of commitment to prior employers

  • 2+ years of Compensation specific experience; global experience in a high-tech agile environment 

  • Proficient Excel and PowerPoint skills required 

  • Extensive experience in creating and maintaining all facets of a job architecture structure 

  • Proactive team member with strong customer service orientation, excellent attention to detail and follow through.

  • Ability to handle confidential employee information with discretion and exercise good judgement 

  • Excellent analytical, organizational and project management skills

  • Ability to manage end-to-end processes 

  • Strong interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills with the ability to interact with all levels within the organization including executives 

  • Strong working knowledge of current compensation practices and trends 

  • Evidence of strong academic performance in college



Preferred Qualifications 

  • Experience with Workday and Radford (Aon) strongly preferred 

  • Experience in executive and sales compensation


What’s in it for you? 

When you join CoStar Group, you’ll experience a collaborative and innovative culture working alongside the best and brightest to empower our people and customers to succeed.  

We offer you generous compensation and performance-based incentives. CoStar Group also invests in your professional and academic growth with internal training, tuition reimbursement, and an inter-office exchange program.  

Our benefits package includes (but is not limited to):  


  • Comprehensive healthcare coverage: Medical / Vision / Dental / Prescription Drug  

  • Life, legal, and supplementary insurance  

  • Virtual and in person mental health counseling services for individuals and family  

  • Commuter and parking benefits  

  • 401(K) retirement plan with matching contributions  

  • Employee stock purchase plan  

  • Paid time off  

  • Tuition reimbursement  

  • On-site fitness center and/or reimbursed fitness center membership costs (location dependent)

  • Access to CoStar Group’s Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Employee Resource Groups  

  • Complimentary gourmet coffee, tea, hot chocolate, fresh fruit, and other healthy snacks  


We welcome all qualified candidates who are currently eligible to work full-time in the United States to apply.  However, please note that CoStar Group is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

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CoStar Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer; we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing