Sr Compensation Analyst

Shift: Day
Schedule: Full - Time Regular

Ardent Health Services invests in people, technology, facilities and communities, producing high-quality care and extraordinary results. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Ardent’s subsidiaries own and operate 31 hospitals in seven states with more than 25,000 employees including 1,150 employed providers. Ardent's corporate office was named "Top Work Places" for Nashville based companies in 2017 & 2018.

Join us! We are one of Nashville's Top Places to Work and are growing rapidly here and in our market facilities. Our leadership is engaged and our organization is rolling out new projects every day. We have an exciting opportunity to join our HR team as a Sr. Compensation Analyst. In this role, you will touch all areas of the organization and work with various lines of business and other HR leaders in the development, management, and administration of compensation programs.

Position Summary:

The Sr. Compensation Analyst analyzes, designs, and administers employer compensation programs, including base pay, incentive pay, and performance management programs. Evaluates jobs, determines pay grades, participates in compensation surveys, and performs associated analysis. Ensures that requests for pay adjustments comply with current compensation policy. Ensures that base pay, incentive pay and performance management programs remain competitive and conform to current compensation strategy.

Essential Duties:

  • Apply knowledge and information of the marketplace, developments and trends related to the Human Resources (HR) functions in various environments.
  • Utilize various salary planning tools and methods, job evaluation techniques, and market salary trends; ability to design and implement salary programs.
  • Advise stakeholders on federal, state and local laws and on laws and regulations affecting HR practices.
  • Use of incentive planning tools, techniques and procedures; develop and implement incentive and rewards programs.
  • Provide guidance and advice on compensation policies, pay decisions, wage and hour regulations, and creative solutions for specific compensation issues
  • Work with lines of business in the design and administration of incentive plans, including the complex financial analysis needed for the calculation and processing of bonus payments
  • Oversee the administration of annual bonus, merit, and performance review processes.
  • Analyze data to ensure budgetary compliance and provide reports to Executive Management
  • Assist with administering company's restricted stock plan, including analysis, communication to participants, and working with third party vendor
  • Using market pricing software, assists in preparing analysis and interpretation of external market information for development of salary ranges.
  • Complete ad hoc market pricing requests from corporate and field HR personnel
  • Gather, analyze and provide reports to Executive Management regarding incentive payments, pay increases, restricted stock awards, etc.
  • Ensure compensation pay plans are in compliance with federal/state wage and hour regulations
  • Utilize compensation related databases and systems that support compensation programs throughout the organization


  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field
  • 3+ years related experience designing, developing, and communicating new compensation related programs
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel experience

Preferred Experience:

  • 3+ years related experience with compensation related programs
  • Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) designation
  • Familiarity with PeopleFluent talent management platforms
  • Familiarity with Lawson payroll systems