HR Compensation Analyst II

Rochester, NY


General Purpose:

Supports the University’s Compensation Program by applying program philosophy and evaluation techniques, including analyzing jobs, updating job descriptions, compiling and analyzing wage and salary data and assisting in complex job reviews, grade evaluations and special projects and initiatives. Conducts compliance training on federal and state labor laws, University policies, practices and procedures. Monitors, assesses and reconciles compensation-related compliance issues. Works collaboratively with HR Business Partners (HRBPs) to review and respond to departmental compensation needs and issues.


  • Performs job studies, including assessment of organizational structures, classifications and salaries. Analyzes proposed job and personnel actions for compliance with guidelines and standards. Evaluates, analyzes and edits descriptions for new and revised positions. Consults with HRBPs to review descriptions for adequacy and advises on needed corrections. Participates in the administration of complex job studies and special projects.

  • Collects and analyzes annual and other salary and wage rate surveys comparing the University’s rates and relevant data with comparable employers. Prepares reports, charts and graphs summarizing data. Responds to surveys for salary, wage and other policies, practices and statistics.

  • Conducts audits to ascertain the extent of compliance within applicable University policies and practices, as well as federal and state labor laws. Makes independent determinations regarding the significance of findings, makes recommendations to resolve and coordinates reconciliation of potential compliance issues.

  • Participates in University compliance programs and initiatives for compensation-related federal and state labor laws. Participates in the implementation and application of approved general wage and salary structures.

  • Provides counsel and advice on compensation actions, the annual wage and salary increases and monitors actions for compliance within established wage and salary guidelines. Follows up with other Human Resources Offices to resolve any problems within established limits.

  • Assesses current policies, procedures and guidelines and recommends additions and/or revisions as appropriate.

Other duties as assigned


Minimum Education

  • Bachelor’s degree required


  • 2 years of experience in human resources administration required

  • 1 year of experience in human resources compensation program administration (preferred)

  • or equivalent combination of education and experience required

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Basic knowledge of HR laws, principles, practices, and trends required

  • Basic knowledge of research methods and data analysis techniques required

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing required

  • Ability to use a personal computer and related hardware and software for communication; information, data and record management; and reporting required

  • Ability to analyze, interpret and apply laws and policies required

  • Ability to conduct research, analyze information & data and present findings and recommendations in a concise format required

  • Ability to effectively communicate and interact with people across diverse backgrounds and cultures required

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Pay Range

Pay Range: $ 28.27 - $ 39.57 Hourly

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

Location: Central Administration
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Opening: Full Time 40 hours Grade 052 Total Rewards-Compensation
Schedule: 8 AM-5 PM