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Lead Compensation Analyst

Remote (United States)

Lumen connects the world. We are igniting business growth by connecting people, data and applications – quickly, securely, and effortlessly. Together, we are building a culture and company from the people up – committed to teamwork, trust and transparency. People power progress.


Lumen’s commitment to workplace inclusion and employee support shines bright. We’ve made the Newsweek 2024 Greatest Workplaces for Diversity list and achieved a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for the fifth consecutive year. Plus, we’re the top employer in the communications and telecom industry, ranking 12th overall across all industries in The American Opportunity Index.


We’re looking for top-tier talent and offer the flexibility you need to thrive and deliver lasting impact. Join us as we digitally connect the world and shape the future.

Focuses on general compensation administration in the Compensation Center of Excellence supporting various business units within Lumen. The position would recommend, implement, administer and maintain Compensation plans. It would also contribute to the development and administration of Company policies and procedures for compensation plans to ensure equity for all employees, compliance with federal and state legal requirements and Company objectives and profitability.

The Main Responsibilities

  • Determine the effectiveness of existing Compensation plans, policies, and administrative procedures for defined client groups
  • Provide recommendations for development of new plans or modifications to existing programs, administrative policies and practices to support client objectives if needs not being met
  • Contribute to the development, design and maintenance of the job description and evaluation process. Ensure accurate job documentation, salary market competitiveness and internal equity for Company positions
  • Participate in third party or custom salary surveys to identify and track the relevant labor market.
  • Consult with business leaders in areas such as job classification, incentive compensation and salary administration programs. Provide guidance and direction on complex or unusual situations and policy interpretations
  • Develop and conduct presentations for leaders in matters related to compensation projects
  • Participate in internal audits and assist with pulling documentation and information from the SAP system
  • Use analytics to monitor the effectiveness of existing Compensation plans, policies, and administrative procedures
  • Lead special compensation projects as needed

What We Look For in a Candidate

  • Typically with 6+ years of progressive experience in compensation administration or 4+ years with a Master's Degree
  • Advanced knowledge of compensation theories, principles, programs, trends and best practices
  • Advanced level Excel skills
  • CCP Preferred


The starting salary for this role differs based on the employee's primary work location. Employees typically do not start at the top of the range, though compensation depends on each individual's qualifications.


Location Based Pay Ranges

  • $80510 - $100635 in these states: AR, ID, KY, LA, ME, MS, NE, SC, and SD.
  • $84740 - $105923 in these states: AZ, AL, FL, GA, IN, IA, KS, MO, MT, NM, ND, OH, OK, PA, TN, UT, VT, WV, WI, and WY.
  • $88980 - $111218 in these states: CO, HI, MI, MN, NV, NH, NC, OR, and RI.
  • $93210 - $116513 in these states: AK, CA, CT, DE, DC, IL, MD, MA, NJ, NY, TX, VA, and WA.


As with the pay range variety that's based on the region of a country, specific offers are determined by various factors such as experience, education, skills, certifications and other business needs.


Background Screening

If you are selected for a position, there will be a background screen, which may include checks for criminal records and/or motor vehicle reports and/or drug screening, depending on the position requirements. For more information on these checks, please refer to the Post Offer section of our FAQ page. Job-related concerns identified during the background screening may disqualify you from the new position or your current role. Background results will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.


Equal Employment Opportunities

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic characteristic or information, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, family status, pregnancy, or other legally protected status (collectively, “protected statuses”). We do not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits, discipline, termination, job assignments or training.



The job responsibilities described above indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not intended to include a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities for this job. Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on evolving business needs and conditions.

Salary Min: 80.510 - Salary Max: 116.513

This information reflects the anticipated base salary range for this position based on current national data. Minimums and maximums may vary based on location. Individual pay is based on skills, experience and other relevant factors. 

This position is eligible for either short-term incentives or sales compensation. Director and VP positions also are eligible for long-term incentive. To learn more about our bonus structure, you can view additional information here. We're able to answer any additional questions you may have as you move through the selection process.

As part of our comprehensive benefits package, Lumen offers a broad range of Health, Life, Voluntary Lifestyle and other benefits and perks that enhance your physical, mental, emotional and financial wellbeing. You can learn more by clicking  here.

Note: For union-represented postings, wage rates and ranges are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreement provisions.

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