Ascension Health Compensation Specialist in United States

Job ID: 254347

Compensation Specialist



Additional Job Information

Title: Compensation Specialist

Location: Remote / Virtual - Will support IN, TN, AL Markets

Department: Compensation Services 001

Additional Job Details: FT days, 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.

About Us

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2017, Ascension provided more than $1.8 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes approximately 165,000 associates and 34,000 aligned providers. Ascension’s Healthcare Division operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 153 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 22 states and the District of Columbia, while its Solutions Division provides a variety of services and solutions including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Compensation Specialist provides compensation consultation services to ensure strategic plans are met and budgetary restraints are maintained while recruitment, retention, and internal equity issues are addressed.


  • Ensures compliance with Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and other federal and state regulations.

  • Consults with managers, directors and executives to develop and organize job structures that meet the needs of the organization.

  • Provides guidance and direction for compensation changes.

  • Provides and analyzes market data. Maintains salary structures and job grades.

  • Participates in compensation market surveys that are used by the organization for benchmarking; proactively providing analysis and recommendations based upon survey results. Conducts ongoing and special market analyses for market sensitive jobs, promotions, new positions, departmental and organization changes.

  • Analyzes the budget impact of compensation decisions. Develop compensation analytics and metrics reports for Compensation COE and HR team members.

  • Maintains corporate job catalog and aligns local job content to positions within the catalog. Facilitates entry of new positions into the corporate job catalog.

  • Supports the consulting team in identifying and securing sources of market data and ensures that market data is entered into supporting market pay technology.

  • Proactively assists in the development of compensation program recommendations to ensure the organization’s competitive position in relative markets, consistent with enterprise compensation philosophy statements.

  • Assists with the development and delivery of compensation program and policy communications.


Education & Experience:

  • HS or Equivalent and four years of compensation experience working at the enterprise level of a large organization, or Bachelor's degree and 3 years of compensation experience required.

  • Healthcare experience preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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