Job Location:
CO Greenwood Village

Grow your career with a growing organization

Whether they’re helping people reach their long-term financial goals or providing personal wealth management strategies, every associate contributes to changing the lives of those we serve for the better. When it comes to job satisfaction, that’s hard to beat. And from a personal satisfaction perspective, you’ll enjoy the freedom to support causes that matter to you and experience a truly inclusive work environment. Your future starts now.

The Compensation Analyst assists in the implementation and administration of competitive and legally compliant compensation program. Collaborates with Talent Acquisition and HR Business Partner team members to conduct job evaluations, determine competitive pricing that is in line with market trends and provide sound compensation analysis.  Prepares compensation recommendations requiring a solid understanding of compensation techniques, methods, and practices.  Typically provides compensation analysis and support as a Center of Excellence for HR Business Partners and Talent Acquisition, as well as assigned client groups.  Utilizes analytical methods and tools to ensure enterprise level compensation programs are administered consistently and reflect Empower’s compensation philosophy. 

What you will do

  • Assist with the administration of the company-wide compensation function which includes creating, implementing and administering market competitive fixed and variable pay programs that comply with applicable laws and regulations.

  • Provide guidance to HR Business Partners, Talent Acquisition and managers, typically for assigned client groups, to develop compensation solutions and comprehensive pay decisions, along with educating on factors that should be considered in such decisions.

  • Partner with other HR groups, leaders or managers to provide support of and execution on major project initiatives including, but not limited to: automation and HR systems; the annual merit, bonus and equity cycle; annual salary survey participation; job architecture ; data integrity ; due diligence in support of the company’s annual salary policy recommendations; and mid-year promotions and salary adjustments.  This may involve developing project plans, monitoring progress toward on-time completion, and preparing standard and ad hoc reports.

  • Conduct market analysis and makes recommendations to management. This includes job evaluations on new and existing positions, including content review, bench marking, market pricing, FLSA determination and alignment within internal salary structures, bonus and equity programs for the company.

  • Perform data compilation and analysis to ensure internal equity and external competitiveness.

  • Serve as systems administrator for applications/systems related to the administration of merit, bonus and stock (Workday); market pricing (PayScale/MarketPay), and any other compensation related systems.

  • Ensure that jobs are properly documented and structured. Participates in compensation and salary budget surveys. Prepares salary data for submission, matches Empower positions to survey benchmarks, maintains documentation on participation and survey reports and assists in analyzing results.

  • Assist in the administration of the annual salary review cycle and the annual performance bonus cycle including managing timelines, auditing data, creating draft communications, creating and delivering training, supporting the Advanced Compensation module in Workday, meeting with senior leaders, and other responsibilities.

  • Maintain understanding of applicable laws and regulations including FLSA, Equal Pay Act, minimum wage, etc.

  • Assist in audits and reviews to ensure pay compliance.

What you will bring

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent HR and compensation experience.

  • 3-4 years Compensation experience, preferably in a multi-state environment.

What will set you apart

  • Experience with variable pay plans, budget and structure activities, and job evaluation (market pricing methodology) preferred.

  • Proven analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

  • Extremely detailed and accurate, coupled with the ability to see the broader picture.

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to easily and clearly convey data analysis into an understandable format.

  • Sound judgment and a high level of integrity with the ability address sensitive and confidential information, and make good decisions under pressure.

  • Team collaboration skills are a must.

  • Must be comfortable with general analytics and reporting methodologies.

  • Ability to sort and sift data and make logical conclusions.

  • Understanding of DOL/FLSA guidelines and its application.

  • Proven accuracy with data entry.

  • Systems knowledge: Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc) is required. Intermediate-to-Advanced Excel skill is a plus.

  • Workday knowledge highly preferred and Workday Advanced Compensation desired.

  • Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) is a plus.

What we offer you

We offer an array of diverse and inclusive benefits regardless of where you are in your career. We believe that providing our employees with the means to lead healthy balanced lives results in the best possible work performance.

  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
  • Retirement savings – 401(k) plan with generous company matching contributions (up to 6%), financial advisory services, potential company discretionary contribution, and a broad investment lineup
  • Tuition reimbursement up to $5,250/year
  • Business-casual environment that includes the option to wear jeans
  • Generous paid time off upon hire – including a paid time off program plus ten paid company holidays and three floating holidays each calendar year
  • Paid volunteer time — 16 hours per calendar year
  • Leave of absence programs – including paid parental leave, paid short- and long-term disability, and Family and Medical Leave (FMLA)
  • Business Resource Groups (BRGs) – internal networks that rally around common interest, experiences and identities such as race, ethnicity, gender, ability, military status and sexual orientation. BRGs play a vital role in educating and engaging our people and advancing our business priorities.

The salary range below describes the minimum to maximum base salary range for this position in the location listed. Non-sales positions have the opportunity to participate in a bonus program. Sales positions are eligible for sales incentives, and in some instances a bonus plan, whereby total compensation may far exceed base salary depending on individual performance. Actual compensation offered may vary from posted hiring range based upon geographic location, work experience, education, licensure requirements and/or skill level and will be finalized at the time of offer.

Base Salary Range

$ 70,400.00-109,100.00


CO Greenwood Village

We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity.  All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age (40 and over), race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, religion, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable state or local law.