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Compensation Coordinator

Job ID: 4989
Business Unit: MTA Headquarters
Location: Brooklyn, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Compensation Administration
Date Posted: Feb 14, 2024


JOB TITLE:                    Compensation Coordinator

SALARY RANGE:          $65,000 - $68,000

HAY POINTS:                282

DEPT/DIV:                     People/Compensation

SUPERVISOR:               Director, Compensation

LOCATION:                   180 Livingston, Brooklyn NY (300 Cadman Plz)

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

DEADLINE:               Open until filled


This position is eligible for telework which is currently one day per week. New hires are eligible to apply 30 days after their effective date of hire.



The Compensation Coordinator will provide research, analysis, record keeping and general support for the Compensation team. They will assist the department with tracking salary actions, responding to compensation inquiries for information, assist with job descriptions, surveys, research and other administrative duties related to the compensation process. They will also provide support for compensation projects and initiatives.



  • Responsible for creating and maintaining various Compensation related records and files. Logs in salary actions, job re-class/upgrades, salary adjustments, etc. Gathers data for reports.
  • Aids in administrative and clerical support to the Compensation team, such as meeting coordination, ordering supplies and materials, etc. Assists in various projects as needed.
  • Responds to inquiries received from employees, HR Representatives, or departments. Monitors and performs basic research on inquiries and requests.
  • Assists with preparing data and research for various projects including but not limited to; FLSA designations, compensation salary structures, position information, market pricing, salary surveys etc.
  • Process contractual wage progression analysis and review employee data for accuracy.
  • Run standard reports and perform basic audits of compensation data.
  • Assist with performing salary analysis and making salary recommendations.
  • Assist with review and development of job descriptions.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Must possess administrative support or related internship experience, preferably in Human Resources.
  • Must have strong organizational skills with ability to effectively perform multiple tasks simultaneously while maintaining accuracy and meeting deadlines.
  • Must possess effective written and oral communication skills, including excellent spelling and grammatical skills.
  • Must possess the ability to handle difficult situations and people in a calm and professional manner.
  • Ability to learn analytical and/or quantitative skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
  • Demonstrated proficiency in or ability to learn HRIS databases, such as PeopleSoft.
  • Must have strong attention to detail, be a self-starter, and a team player.
  • Must possess the ability to handle confidential information in a professional manner.



  • Bachelor’s degree. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.



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 Commission 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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