Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) | Hiring | Senior Compensation Analyst | Laurel, MD | | 3 Oct 2022

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Job Location: Laurel, MD


Are you searching for meaningful work on a total rewards team?
Do you like contributing to transformational work and projects?
If so, we’re looking for someone like you to join our team at APL.
We are seeking a Senior Compensation Analyst to help us design and deliver compensation programs that support our staff. As a core member of APL’s Human Resources team, you will contribute to our core purpose to build community, ignite talent and partner to enable defining innovations.
As a Senior Compensation Analyst…
  • Your primary responsibility will be to administer and develop compensation strategies and programs for the Laboratory, including merit/base pay and bonus pay programs.

  • Your focus will be the exempt administrative professional staff compensation approach, while collaborating with other compensation team members on the research & development technical professional and non-exempt support staff compensation approaches.

  • You will consult with supervisors and HR strategic partners in the interpretation and administration of base and bonus compensation programs to ensure alignment with lab strategy and compliance with audit and regulatory governance.

  • You will perform market analysis to include completion of salary surveys, develop salary budget recommendations, prepare salary structures and create spreadsheets for annual review process.

  • You will analyze compensation trends and impact to staff and prepare and present compensation program recommendations to all level of staff and leadership.

  • You will assist with pay equity program, including conducting regression analysis and preparing reports.

  • You may consult with supervisors and HR strategic partners to review results and prepare action plans, as needed.

  • You will stay abreast of compensation changes and advise management and others of potential impacts and/or changes that may affect the Laboratory.

  • You may also participate in professional associations to maintain awareness of changing trends in compensation.


You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you…
  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration, or related field or equivalent years of professional experience.

  • Have a minimum of 5 years of compensation experience including experience with Broadband compensation systems.

    Are able to work independently or across teams on multiple projects with overlapping time frames and shifting priorities successfully.

  • Have strong MS Office with advanced/master Excel skills including formulas, charts, graphs, and pivot tables. Have strong technical skills to work with human resource information system.

    Have analytical ability that enables you to extract and analyze data from written material, observation and communications, make statistical calculations, develop reports and systems to facilitate efficient decision-making.

  • Can think proactively, identify problems and solutions, and exhibit a high-level of self-initiative.

  • Demonstrate a high level of interpersonal skills sufficient to interact effectively with all levels of staff and supervisors.

  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills

  • Can demonstrate that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. To ensure the safety and well-being of the community, APL has established a policy requiring that all staff be vaccinated against COVID-19. All staff members must provide proof of full vaccination or have an approved medical or religious accommodation by their start date.

You’ll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you…
  • Have a Master’s degree in related field

    Possess a CCP, HRCI or SHRM certification

Why work at APL?

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation’s most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. While we are dedicated to solving complex challenges and pioneering new technologies, what makes us truly outstanding is our culture. We offer a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere where you can bring your authentic self to work, continue to grow, and build strong connections with inspiring teammates. Jyotish Jyotish - Career & Life Prediction
At APL, we celebrate our differences and encourage creativity and bold, new ideas. Our employees enjoy generous benefits, including a robust education assistance program, unparalleled retirement contributions, and a healthy work/life balance. APL’s campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities at

About Us

APL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, occupation, marital or familial status, political opinion, personal appearance, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
APL is committed to promoting an innovative environment that embraces diversity, encourages creativity, and supports inclusion of new ideas. In doing so, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals of all abilities, including those with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact [email protected]. Only by ensuring that everyone’s voice is heard are we empowered to be bold, do great things, and make the world a better place.

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