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Compensation Analyst

Job ID: 4315
Business Unit: MTA Headquarters
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Compensation Administration
Date Posted: Feb 14, 2024


JOB TITLE:                                 Compensation Analyst (Multiple Positions)

SALARY RANGE:                       $68,000 - $73,000

HAY POINTS:                             342

DEPT/DIV:                                  Human Resources

SUPERVISOR:                            Manager Compensation

LOCATION:                                2 Broadway New York, NY 10004

HOURS OF WORK:                   9:00 am - 5:30 pm (7 1/2 hours/day)

DEADLINE:                                 Open Until Filled



This position will provide research, analytical, and coordination support to the Compensation function. 



  • Assists in performing job analysis and in conducting job evaluations which may include middle management positions. Helps record changes to existing job descriptions to document modifications as well as to reflect changes in organizational structure over time.  Assists in the preparation, maintenance, and quality control of all job descriptions including, working with departments to develop new job descriptions as needed.
  • Supports Compensation by working with central HRIS group to audit and maintain data as required. Maintains compensation reports and queries. Maintains compensation data by department to maintain data integrity.
  • Creates and maintains compensation and other HR related reports and queries utilizing various HR automated data systems.  Maintains compensation and/or HR data by department. Creates various ad hoc reports as required.
  • Supports the research, analysis, and administration of salaries and/or hourly rates of new hires and internal promotions to ensure that requested salary actions are aligned with salary administration guidelines.
  • Performs any and all other duties as required to function as an effective team member of the Human Resources Division.
  • Supports organizational re-organizations, re-structuring, and/or consolidations as required, e.g., IT, Procurement, New Fare Payment, to support the business’ requirements.
  • Assists with supporting research to help determine FLSA exemption status to ensure compliance with legal regulations on a federal as well as statutory level.
  • Assists with supporting Compensation projects, such as Total Compensation Statement project to ensure statements accurately reflect employee data, which may include testing and maintenance phases.
  • Assists with training of Agency HR colleagues on Hay job evaluation methodology as well as other compensation-related tools to be consistent with salary administration guidelines.
  • Assists with preparing data and participating in surveys; provides research and/or analysis for special projects (i.e., NYS Public Data Requests, Agency Salary Requests, etc.).



  • Strong working knowledge of MS Office Suite and HR automated data systems, preferably PeopleSoft or a comparable system.
  • Excellent oral, written, mathematical, and project management skills with adherence to deadlines.
  • Knowledge of and experience with using Microsoft Excel with some exposure to pivot tables.
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to deal effectively in a team environment and with all levels of management in a fast-paced challenging atmosphere.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent in experience), plus a minimum of 1 year experience working in a Compensation, HR, Finance, HRIS environment or a related field.


  • Certified Professional (CP) through SHRM Certification desirable
  • Professional in HR (PHR) through HRCI Certification desirable
  • Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) through WorldatWork Certification desirable
  • Knowledge of MTA operations desirable
  • Knowledge of compensation survey principles/methods, preferred
  • Experience with total compensation statements design, implementation, or maintenance preferred
  • Knowledge of the Hay job classification system preferred


Other Information

Pursuant to the New York State Public Officers Law & the MTA Code of Ethics, all employees who hold a policymaking position must file an Annual Statement of Financial Disclosure (FDS) with the NYS Commisssion on Ethics and Lobbying in Government (the "Commission").

Equal Employment Opportunity

MTA and its subsidiary and affiliated agencies are Equal Opportunity Employers, including with respect to veteran status and individuals with disabilities.

The MTA encourages qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and abilities, including military service members, to apply.


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