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Milwaukee Public Schools

Compensation Analyst

Public School System


Full Time

$57,197 - $82,296


Milwaukee Public Schools is the largest school district in Wisconsin. As of the 2015–16 school year, MPS served 75,568 students in 154 schools and had 9,636 full-time equivalent staff positions. The Milwaukee Public Schools system is the one of the largest in the United States by enrollment


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: 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, October 31, 2021.  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.

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