Human Resources Compensation Analyst

New York

Job Summary

Interested in joining a team of professionals who are smart, motivated and dedicated to supporting the firm and each other? Skadden – known for approaching our clients' most complex matters with innovative and creative thinking – is hiring a Human Resources Compensation Analyst who will be responsible for managing compensation data for U.S. Professional Staff.  Responsibilities include conducting external market analyses, reviewing and updating job profiles, and managing and updating compensation data analyses and information.  Provides analytical support on ad-hoc compensation consulting projects and reporting. Responsible for market research and advising on compensation internationally. (Hybrid role)


  • Responsible for conducting and maintaining a full salary analysis of all professional staff positions in the U.S. offices.
  • Evaluates job descriptions and utilizes industry and regional compensation survey tools to research, analyze and conduct market analyses for professional staff positions globally, and ensures competitive pay practices.
  • Supports data management and reporting with respect to compensation compliance, including ongoing maintenance of compensation analysis spreadsheets.
  • Assists with analysis of starting and promotional salaries for internal equity.
  • Maintains and regularly updates market compensation analyses.  Conducts periodic audits to ensure maximum accuracy and integrity of compensation data.
  • Utilizes Workday to prepare a variety of analytical reports to support decision-making and to assess compensation program results.
  • Collaborates with the HRIS team to ensure accuracy in HR data systems including compensation, titles, compliance, and other compensation related matters.
  • Participates in the year-end international compensation process.
  • Provides support to the Human Resources function firm wide, handling data management, analysis, reporting and auditing.
  • Analyzes existing HR data management processes and proposes and implements improvements where needed.
  • Serves as a point of contact and manages relationship with the Firm’s compensation survey vendors. 
  • Performs data entry as needed.
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others.
  • Manages Firm resources responsibly.
  • Complies with and understands Firm operation, policies and procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Working knowledge of Firm systems, PC databases and spreadsheets (Workday, MS Office Suite) with the ability to learn new software and operating systems
  • Knowledge of database structure
  • Strong project management skills
  • Advanced proficiency in all aspects of excel, including formulas and reporting capabilities
  • Strong quantitative and critical thinking skills, with ability to research and analyze various types of data
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrates close attention to detail
  • Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, organizational, and planning skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities
  • Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team
  • Ability to use discretion and exercise independent and sound judgment
  • Flexibility to travel
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum three years of related experience; minimum two years of compensation analysis experience
  • Experience with a pay equity platform and Workday is preferred

Salary Details

The starting base salary for this New York position is expected to be between $85,000 to $100,000 annually. Actual salary will be determined based on skills, experience (to the extent relevant) and other-job related factors, consistent with applicable law.

About Us 
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP has forged a reputation as one of the most prestigious law firms in the world. Relying on innovation, intellect, teamwork and tenacity, our lawyers deliver the highest quality advice and novel solutions to our clients’ legal issues. We are known for handling the most complex transactions, litigation/controversy issues, and regulatory matters, as well as for the open, collaborative relationships we build with clients and each other. Our attorneys and professional staff, who reflect diverse backgrounds and perspectives, work together seamlessly across 21 offices in the world’s major financial centers.

Culture & Life at Skadden

We are proud to have built a team of professionals who are smart, motivated and dedicated to supporting each other. We invest substantial time and effort in hiring and training our teams and recognize that capable and committed people are a valuable asset to the firm. Our goal at Skadden is for everyone to enjoy a challenging career with opportunities for development and growth.

The overall well-being of our team is important to us.  We offer generous benefits to help you achieve wellness in all areas of your life.  

  • Competitive salaries and year-end discretionary bonuses.
  • Comprehensive healthcare (medical, dental, vision), savings plan/401(k), and voluntary benefits. 
  • Generous PTO.
  • Paid leave options, including parental.
  • In-classroom, remote, and on-demand learning & professional development opportunities.
  • Robust well-being classes and programs.
  • Opportunities to give back and make an impact in local communities.

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EEO Statement

Skadden is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It adheres to an equal employment opportunity policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against applicants or employees based on any legally impermissible factor including, but not necessarily limited to, race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, alienage or citizenship status, marital or familial status, domestic partnership status, caregiver status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, change of sex or transgender status, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual and reproductive health decisions, disability (where the applicant or employee is qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation), any protected military or veteran status, or status as a victim of domestic or dating violence, sexual assault or offense, or stalking.

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