Overview

Job Locations:
Franklin Building – 4th Floor
Blockley Hall – 1st Floor

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America’s Best Large Employers in 2023.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Posted Job Title

Compensation Analyst and Senior Compensation Analyst

Job Profile Title

Compensation Specialist

Job Description Summary

These school-based Human Resources roles support staff compensation for the Perelman School of Medicine and have a dotted line to core Human Resources Compensation. The roles will research and analyze data to provide clients with salary offer/adjustment recommendations based on market data and internal equity that support recruitment and retention. Evaluate job descriptions to determine/recommend appropriate classification and job profile. Provide advice/guidance to clients regarding salary management and compliance issues. Interpret compensation policies; monitor pay practices to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies. Complete salary surveys. Support annual merit increase program and special projects.

Job Description

We are focused on growing and developing our fabulous compensation team members in addition to offering the opportunity to pursue CCP certification.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Analyze and provide salary offer/adjustment recommendations to clients, Management and Business Administrators that support recruitment and retention and that are based on market data and internal equity.
  • Evaluate and analyze job descriptions to determine the appropriate classification and job profile based on University's compensation system and FLSA.
  • Provides advice/guidance to clients, Management and Business Administrators regarding individual, department or school-wide salary management and compliance issues such as FLSA, pay equity and legally defensible pay practices.
  • Interpret compensation policies; monitor pay practices to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations and policies.
  • Primary contact for daily compensation-related inquiries via email and telephone.
  • Primary reviewer and approver for compensation events in the Workday inbox.
  • Primary responder to compensation related tickets from Solution Center.
  • Review service provider questionnaire and complete service provider evaluation worksheet in support of independent service provider requests.
  • Complete salary surveys and ensure submission of accurate data on a timely basis.
  • Support the annual merit increase program.
  • Assist with special projects including but not limited to job architecture, pay range structure, compensation software, FLSA updates, and compensation programs.
  • Other additional duties as assigned.
  • Senior Compensation Specialist duties include all of the above in addition to the following:
  • Conduct special projects to support new initiatives and compensation administration including but not limited to market studies, pay analyses.
  • Collaborate with Staff and Labor Relations as needed.
  • Support core Compensation's report preparation to senior leadership as needed.

Qualifications

  • Compensation Specialist – Bachelor’s Degree and at least 3 to 5 years of compensation experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Senior Compensation Specialist – Bachelor’s Degree and at least 5 to 7 years of compensation experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Excellent quantitative and analytic skills.  Demonstrated customer service and negotiation skills.  Familiarity of compensation laws and regulations.  Strong computer skills, particularly Microsoft Excel.  Desire to learn and develop as a compensation professional.  Ability to work quickly and efficiently in a flexible, often ambiguous environment.
  • Experience with Workday is a plus.
  • CCP, PHR, SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP preferred.

Compensation Specialist Targeted Pay Range:

$68,000 – $80,000

Senior Compensation Specialist Targeted Pay Range:

$88,000 -$100,000

Salary offers are made based on the candidate’s qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile.

Job Location – City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Hybrid Eligible – This position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule with a work week divided between working onsite and working remotely.

Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range

$51,824.00 – $100,000.00 Annual Rate

Salary offers are made based on the candidate’s qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile. 

Affirmative Action Statement 
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements 
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

University Benefits

  • Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family’s health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.

  • Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.

  • Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn’s Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.

  • Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family—whatever your personal needs may be.

  • Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you’re newly hired, you won’t have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.

  • Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That’s why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.

  • Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.

  • University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University’s libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There’s always something going on at Penn, whether it’s a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you’re right in the middle of the excitement—and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.

  • Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.

  • Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.

  • Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.

  • Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.

To learn more, please visit: https://www.hr.upenn.edu/PennHR/benefits-pay