Total Rewards Analyst

Holmes Murphy

Holmes Murphy has always believed that investing in our employees, the spaces in which they work, and the environment that we provide are all critical to our culture, purpose, and the services we offer. After all, we know that employees who feel appreciated and recognized for their hard work and dedication results in employees who feel immensely invested in the success of our clients and our company. On top of this, our employees have a seat at the table and the opportunity to pave their own way. Cool, right?! If you nodded yes, check out our open Total Rewards Analyst position and apply!

We are looking to add a Total Rewards Analyst to join our Talent & Culture team in Waukee, IA. Candidates thrive in our environment when they harness their collaborative mindset, strong interpersonal communication skills, and a love of learning.

This role will support the enterprise total rewards strategy, practices and processes in order to attract, retain and engage employees. Responsible for administrating and analyzing all compensation programs during planning, design and implementation. Responsible for supporting administration of all benefit programs and serving as a backup when necessary.


  • Administers annual compensation programs (merit and bonus), including creating and distributing annual compensation statements and bonus plans, managing employee and manager communication, and executing merit and bonus payments.
  • Supports business objectives and overall company initiatives by providing analytical support on total rewards.
  • Partners with Talent & Culture (HR) team on identifying and resolving compensation inquiries.
  • Complete frequent and ongoing compensation market studies for roles, both existing roles and new.
  • Maintains salary structure, including salary grades and ranges.
  • Assists with the development of compensation plans, including sales, service, and leadership.
  • Participates in salary surveys to collect and analyze market data to ensure competitive positioning of total compensation practices.
  • Partners with accounting team during the commission true-up process to answer any questions and ensure plans are paid accurately.
  • Serves as a point of contact and partners with accounting team during annual budget process on all compensation items.
  • Assists with the development and implementation of education, tools, and communication approaches to promote understanding of total rewards practices and aligned decision making.
  • Stays up to date with evolving regulations and federal and state laws related to pay levels and pay transparency, ensuring compliance in all compensation practices, including assisting legal team with exemption status reviews.
  • Assists with the submission of compensation and benefit reporting due to regulatory/compliance requirements.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated competence in and/or experience with Human Resources, and compensation and benefit practices.
  • Strong consultative and collaboration skills, emphasizing productive relationships throughout the organization.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication.
  • Good decision-making and problem-solving skills.
  • Must demonstrate a proactive and motivated mindset.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills, including strong attention to detail.
  • Must be able to self-direct and work effectively with others at all levels of an organization with team members, senior leaders, and vendors.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to work cross-functionally.
  • Manage stress and attend to multiple challenging issues and tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to manage and maintain a variety of confidential information.
  • Ability and willingness to travel.
  • Ability to assist in other work-related duties, as necessary.
  • Must have excellent computer skills with HRIS systems and a high proficiency in Microsoft: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat Pro.
  • Ability and willingness to pursue relevant designations and/or continuing education, as appropriate.
  • Knowledge of human resource compliance issues such as ADA, FMLA, Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, EEOC Guidelines, and all other applicable federal, state, and local guidelines.
  • Must be knowledgeable of and comply with HMA’s Client Privacy Policy, HIPAA regulations and E&O procedures and policies.


  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or Business-Related Field is preferred.
  • Experience: At least 3+ years’ experience working in compensation required with benefits experience preferred.

Benefits:  In addition to core benefits like health, dental and vision, also enjoy benefits such as:

  • Paid Parental Leave and supportive New Parent Benefits — We know being a working parent is hard, and we want to support our employees in this journey!
  • Company paid continuing Education & Tuition Reimbursement — We support those who want to develop and grow.
  • 401k Profit Sharing — Each year, Holmes Murphy makes a lump sum contribution to every full-time employee’s 401k. This means, even if you’re not in a position to set money aside for the future at any point in time, Holmes Murphy will do it on your behalf! We are forward-thinking and want to be sure your future is cared for.
  • Generous time off practices in addition to paid holidays — Yes, we actually encourage employees to use their time off, and they do. After all, you can’t be at your best for our clients if you’re not at your best for yourself first.
  • Supportive of community efforts with paid Volunteer time off and employee matching gifts to charities that are important to you — Through our Holmes Murphy Foundation, we offer several vehicles where you can make an impact and care for those around you.
  • DE&I programs — Holmes Murphy is committed to celebrating every employee’s unique diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) experience with us. Not only do we offer all employees a paid Diversity Day time off option, but we also have a Chief Diversity Officer on hand, as well as a DE&I project team, committee, and interest group. You will have the opportunity to take part in those if you wish!
  • Consistent merit increase and promotion opportunities — Annually, employees are reviewed for merit increases and promotion opportunities because we believe growth is important — not only with your financial wellbeing, but also your career wellbeing.
  • Discretionary bonus opportunity — Yes, there is an annual opportunity to make more money. Who doesn’t love that?!

Holmes Murphy & Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer.