Sr. Compensation Analyst

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 3 months ago


Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch's pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation's first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women's Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

The Sr. Compensation Analyst assists with overall administration of cash compensation programs for both Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), focusing on compensation analyses, consultation, administration and project/program planning of diverse compensation programs.

This position works under general supervision and is expected to use initiative and sound judgment in independently analyzing jobs and salaries, guiding pay decisions and recommending policies. The incumbent partners with team members, leadership and various Center and SCCA departments to resolve sensitive or unusual compensation issues, and acts as a technical lead for lower level staff.


  • Conduct ad hoc analysis of jobs, salaries and market trends to evaluate relative market value and internal equity for a variety of jobs and compensation programs; prepare and present related recommendations to management to support decision making

  • Plan and administer base salary compensation programs; review salary adjustments for conformance to established guidelines, provide interpretation of and sound counsel on compensation policies and practices, maintain job and compensation program data, and effectively coordinate related processes with other internal staff and departments

  • Respond to requests for new or revised FLSA, title, pay, and salary grade classifications by collecting and analyzing job descriptions, external data and internal comparisons to determine classifications that ensure market competitiveness, internal equity and legal compliance

  • Partners with various HR team members and Fred Hutch / SCCA managers and staff to develop compensation solutions and salary offers and to mitigate and resolve a wide variety of compensation issues, proposing and implementing creative solutions to new or unique issues as appropriate

  • Participate in developing, maintaining and implementing policies and practices to provide an understandable and consistent framework for Fred Hutch and SCCA compensation programs

  • Research, provide recommendations and implement salary budget and compensation structure adjustments for the organization(s) which take into consideration market trends, internal and external economic factors and organizational goals

  • Perform comprehensive assessments of market competitiveness across broad job groups or organizations; includes conducting benchmarking audits, creating and analyzing analytical reports, performing follow up research as needed, and developing and presenting recommendations and cost models for management consideration

  • Participate in planning, leading and administering annual pay increase programs for both organizations from developing initial budget projections through application of individual pay transactions and post mortem assessments

  • Participate in the design, development/selection, implementation and maintenance of analytical tools

  • Participate on salary survey steering committees; maintain and build relationships with peers at other institutions to foster support for commissioned surveys and best practices research. Respond to salary surveys as needed

  • Write and/or assist with preparing job descriptions to be used for a variety of purposes, including job pricing and the development of standards for cross-organizational positions

  • Act as technical lead and assist with training lower level staff, modeling professionalism and best practice approaches

  • Participate in special projects and perform other duties as needed



  • Bachelor's degree in HR, Business or related field

  • 5 or more years of compensation analysis experience

  • Intermediate MS Excel skills; familiarity with Word, Access and HRIS

  • Knowledge of general compensation practices and related regulations, problem solving, analytical, consultative, project management, and communication skills. Attention to detail and professionalism in handling sensitive information

  • Demonstrated ability to interface and negotiate effectively with all levels of staff and management and to develop reasonable and creative solutions to complex issues

  • Thorough understanding of the various compensation programs, related policies and administrative processes at both Fred Hutch and SCCA


  • Certified Compensation Professional

  • Experience in healthcare or research environments

  • Experience using Workday

  • Experience using PeopleSoft

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at or by calling 206-667-4700.

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