Job Locations:
San Diego
Fort Mill/Charlotte

Are you a leader with a growth mindset? Are you ready to transform complex human capital challenges into effective, scalable, and sustainable solutions? Are you interested in putting your mark on modernizing the way we reward talent? If so, LPL Financial is the place for you!

LPL Financial (NASDAQ: LPLA) was founded on the principle that the firm should work for the advisor, and not the other way around. Today, LPL is a leader* in the markets we serve, supporting more than 18,000 financial advisors, 800 institution-based investment programs and 450 independent RIA firms nationwide. We are steadfast in our commitment to the advisor-centered model and the belief that Americans deserve access to personalized guidance from a financial advisor. At LPL, independence means that advisors have the freedom they deserve to choose the business model, services, and technology resources that allow them to run their perfect practice. And they have the freedom to manage their client relationships, because they know their clients best. Simply put, we take care of our advisors, so they can take care of their clients.

Job Overview:

Reporting to the SVP, Employment Brand Management the VP Compensation will operate in a matrix environment providing overall strategic and operational leadership in the design, improvement, and deployment of compensation systems and practices at LPL. This role would work to centralize and modernize enterprise compensation practices in order to facilitate the attraction and retention of best talent in an ever-evolving competitive marketplace. The ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams and lead critical thinking sessions across the enterprise is essential in building a progressive compensation practice. Preferred are candidates with financial services industry experience.


  • Lead Compensation team including but not limited to hiring, development, retention and engagement of a highly talented compensation employees

  • Serve as the principal responsible and accountable owner of planning, administration and implementation of corporate compensation practices

  • Lead the annual merit and bonus cycles from end-to-end including project management, design, testing, communication, training and support of partners

  • Select and conduct the annual labor market survey submissions and annual benchmarking process to ensure LPL maintains competitive pay practices

  • Ensure compensation practices are scalable, sustainable, and timely

  • Create repeatable processes that ensure delivery of current market data to inform pay decisions

  • Model compensation data, develop reports and key metrics to support our pay for performance culture

  • Partner with Executive Compensation lead in ensuring all compensation structures (base pay, bonus, long term incentive) are competitive and adhere to standard compensation practice

  • Research and benchmark market data for sales compensation programs to evaluate the competitiveness of sales compensation plans

  • Collaborate with Development and Corporate Communication teams to train employees and managers on LPL’s compensation philosophy and practices

  • Develop effective and clear communications regarding compensation programs and processes.

  • Ensure operational oversight of incentive sales programs including separation of duties (e.g.; design, incentive payment calculations, audit, reporting, administration, etc.)

  • Partner with internal risk department to evaluate and report on any potential risks with LPL’s all compensation plans.

  • Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned

What are we looking for?

We want strong collaborators who can deliver a world-class client experience. We are looking for people who thrive in a fast-paced environment, are client-focused, team oriented, and are able to execute in a way that encourages creativity and continuous improvement.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or a combination of education and progressive work experience in HR Compensation required

  • Minimum of 8 years of advanced professional experience in compensation administration required of which 3 years leading a compensation team/function

  • Ability to effectively interface with all levels of the organization.

Core Competencies:

  • Exceptional customer service skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to work efficiently as a team

  • Critical thinker

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Continuous improvement mindset

  • Program and Time management skills

  • Sensitivity in working with confidential information


  • Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) certification preferred (attained or making progress towards achieving)

  • Solid understanding and experience with Workday & MarketPay

Why LPL? 

At LPL, we believe that objective financial guidance is a fundamental need for everyone. As the nation’s leading independent broker-dealer, we offer an integrated platform of proprietary technology, brokerage, and investment advisor services. We provide you with a work environment that encourages your creativity and growth, a leadership team that is supportive and responsive, and the opportunity to create a career that has no limits, only amazing potential.

We are one team on one mission. We take care of our advisors, so they can take care of their clients.

Because our company is not too big and not too small, you can seize the opportunity to make a real impact. We are committed to supporting workplace equality, and we embrace the different perspectives and backgrounds of our employees. We also care for our communities, and we encourage our employees to do the same. This creates an environment in which you can do your best work.

Want to hear from our employees on what it’s like to work at LPL?  Watch this!

We take social responsibility seriously. Learn more here

Want to see info on our benefits?  Learn more here

Join the LPL team and help us make a difference by turning life’s aspirations into financial realities. Please log in or create an account to apply to this position. Principals only. EOE.

Information on Interviews:

LPL will only communicate with a job applicant directly from an @lplfinancial.com email address and will never conduct an interview online or in a chatroom forum.  During an interview, LPL will not request any form of payment from the applicant, or information regarding an applicant’s bank or credit card.  Should you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact LPL’s Human Resources Solutions Center at (800) 877-7210.