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Milwaukee Public Schools


Compensation Analyst




$57,197 - $82,296 (12-months)



Assists in the administration of district compensation programs and job classification systems.  Analyzes, evaluates, monitors and prepares recommendations regarding compensation and job classification in support of district staffing and budget planning processes.   Assists in the implementation of new compensation and classification programs.  Supports district HRMS system.



  • Works on a variety of projects including program design, analysis, administration and implementation of new compensation programs and job classification systems.
  • Implements and audits pay rate changes related to annual increases, promotional adjustments, initial appointments, special compensation provisions and any other transactions involving pay changes.
  • Assists with the development and maintenance of compensation data, tables and overall set-up in all HRMS systems.  Assists with maximizing HRMS capabilities to administer all compensation programs effectively and efficiently.
  • Conducts studies for specific functional areas; analyzes market trends; completes statistical reports and assists in the development of recommendations and action plans designed to attract, retain and reward employees.   
  • Assists the departments of Talent Management and Compensation in developing an updated and computerized system to track teacher education and in-service credits for salary advancement/credit.
  • Works with OHR and the Office of Finance staff to assist in the design, development and administration of various pay plans and the components of pay.
  • Maintains the OHR job classification and job description filing systems to ensure job descriptions are accessible and updated regularly.  Works on transition of compensation files to a user-friendly, computer accessible system.
  • Resolves routine compensation concerns and responds to issues and questions from departmental managers, supervisors, OHR staff and other district employees.
  • Gathers data and prepares survey questionnaires for participation in various external salary and compensation surveys.
  • Assists in the development of communication materials related to compensation programs.
  • Develops and documents procedures in order to meet compliance requirements, streamline current process and strengthen internal controls.
  • Keeps abreast of changes in the compensation field by reading journals and attending seminars and training classes. 
  • Actively supports the MPS Strategic Plan.
  • Completes other duties as assigned.


  • Position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Finance or a related field. 
  • The attainment of the Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) designation is preferred.
  • Minimum of three years of progressive experience in compensation in a high-volume transaction environment is necessary.  
  • Experience with an automated HRMS, preferably PeopleSoft is required. 
  • Previous experience in a public sector environment is desired.


Please click this link to apply: https://bit.ly/3D28DRj and then enter Compensation Analyst in the search bar.  

Applications for the following position are being accepted by the Office of Human Resources no later than 11:59 PM on Sunday, January 2, 2022.  Please attach a resume and three (3) letters of recommendation, not older than one year.  Each letter must be dated and signed by its author.  Caution:  When attaching documents to the application, be sure the documents are legible.  If the documents cannot be read, your application may be disqualified from consideration.  Appointment is subject to a criminal background check, a drug/alcohol test and credential verification.  Non MPS employees must submit official transcripts confirming a degrees (if applicable).  No applications will be accepted after the deadline date and time.



The Milwaukee Public Schools does not discriminate in its programs, activities, facilities, employment, or educational opportunities on the basis of a person's sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or disability. Reasonable accommodations requested by qualified individuals with disabilities will be made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008.

In accordance with Wisconsin Statutes, every applicant for a position with Milwaukee Public Schools will be subject to the open records law.  Any applicant not wishing to have his/her identity released, must submit a written statement to that effect to the Office of Human Resources.  The identities of all "final candidates" may be released.  Milwaukee Public Schools reserves the right to interview the best qualified candidates.

Milwaukee Area Compensation Association (MACA) is a professional organization of compensation and human resources specialists from the greater Milwaukee area. MACA provides members the opportunity to obtain and exchange information on plan design and industry trends on topics such as base pay, variable compensation, employee benefits and policy deployment.

MACA Headquarters | PO Box 833 | Germantown, WI 53022

Phone: 888-782-6815  |  Fax: 888-287-4116

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