• Compensation Analyst

    Job Locations US-OR-Portland
    Job ID 2018-1099
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Provide analytical support for the design and administration of compensation programs, position evaluations, and salary recommendations.


    • Maintain the salary grade structure and job database.
    • Evaluate jobs and determine their internal pay grades, FLSA status, and other particulars.
    • Contribute company data to and analyze the results of compensation surveys.
    • Compensation survey selection as needed
    • Conduct market analyses to determine competitive positioning of the organization’s pay programs.
    • Consult with managers regarding compensation-related needs and issues, promotions, and salary recommendations.
    • Provide analysis and modeling of new and existing compensation programs such as annual salary administration and incentive payouts.
    • Assist with the development and ongoing management of compensation philosophy and related policies.
    • Assists in developing and/or revising compensation policies, standards and procedures, salary structures, merit increase budgets and geographic differentials to be in compliance with state, federal, and local law.
    • Provides compensation policy interpretation, analysis, guidance and technical advice for resolution of issues involving compensation policies and programs.
    • Audits semi-annual and annual market adjustment
    • Participates in salary surveys applicable to Company salary analysis
    • Designs and maintains complex spreadsheets with recommended compensation structure, including compa ratio calculations
    • Assists with management reports, dashboards, and configuring pay grades
    • Conducts research and analysis in different areas involving compensation, such as compensation statistics and market analysis.
    • Assist in managing the job description database.  
    • Reviews, analyzes, and approves employee pay, including new hire offers and promotions.   
    • Determine commission rates for corporate sales staff.
    • Assess the budgetary impact of compensation decisions and benefit costs
    • Design and adjust salary structures and compensation packages and develop policies and procedures.
    • Conducts job audits of individual or group positions as appropriate.  
    • Compare pay structure to competitors.
    • Perform compensation analysis to determine if salaries are on par with national average.
    • Finalize and approve salaries, bonuses or commissions.
    • Makes recommendations to ensure fair internal equity.
    • Assist with designing reward systems.
    • Set merit pay guidelines and bonus pay criteria.
    • Other duties as assigned


    Supervisory Responsibilities: None



    In addition to the job-specific responsibilities listed above, all employees are expected to support and model Vetsource’s Core Value Principles: Do the right thing every time; Treat others the way you want to be treated; Embrace Change; Be innovative; Get it done; Work hard, have fun! Employees will be held accountable for knowledge and effective application of these principles.


    • Proven ability to follow through with multiple projects
    • Must be able to make sound judgement decisions and know when to ask their manager for assistance
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively listen and communicate information in a clear, calm, and concise manner
    • Strong organizational and time management skills with ability to work independently
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Must be team-oriented, possess a positive attitude and work well with others
    • Self- motivated with a strong desire to learn new products and technologies
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment
    • Attention to detail and accurate data entry in a fast-paced environment
    • Self- confidence and analytical and problem solving skills
    • Able to operate effectively in a team environment with both technical and non-technical team members
    • Ability to perform job responsibilities with minimal supervision
    • Ability to maintain professional demeanor under stress
    • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, with attention to detail
    • Knowledge of basic mathematical principles
    • Maintain a high level of confidentiality while maintaining critical and sensitive information, records, and reports
    • Ability to prioritize to meet critical deadlines
    • Ability to receive constructive feedback in a professional manner


    • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field. Equivalent combination of experience and training will be considered
    • 3 to 5 years of credited experience in Compensation, Human Resources, or Finance/Accounting field.  
    • Advanced level experience in Microsoft Office Suite products. 

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Working knowledge of Paylocity Software
    • Professional certification desired
    • Global compensation experience a plus
    • Sales experience

    Working Conditions:

    • Environment where dogs are present
    • Sitting at a desk for long periods of time
    • Occasionally lifting up to 25 pounds
    • Occasionally stooping, lifting and/or bending


    Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.


    We offer a competitive benefit package including medical, dental, vision, Flexible Spending, Life, and 401(k). 


    Vetsource is an Equal Opportunity Employer that abides by federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or national origin; or their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities.


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