Compensation Manager

Washington, DC
Dec 23, 2021
Jan 14, 2022
Full Time

AARP is the nation's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation's largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin .

The Human Resources Group aligns policies, procedures, and activities with AARP's mission and strategic priorities. Human Resources does this by partnering with AARP's leaders and employees to assist them in achieving their objectives. We challenge dynamics inhibiting AARP progress and help AARP meet its social and financial objectives.


  • Serves as a resource to managers on a variety of projects and compensation-related issues, including program design, base pay administration, promotion and retention strategies, and organizational alignment
  • Provides support for special projects, reports, and studies covering a range of compensation initiatives including executive compensation. Analyzes and interprets results and presents findings in a concise format
  • Manages the annual merit and incentive process by testing, checking/ensuring data accuracy, adhering to deadlines, and working with management and colleagues to provide necessary guidance and information throughout the process
  • Participates in annual compensation surveys which serve as a source for obtaining market pricing data and helps in determining changes in the labor market, economic indicators, and compensation trends
  • Uses technology to update survey data for current benchmark and positions that have been previously priced
  • Manages the annual performance management cycle and acts as the system administrator to respond to requests, perform performance analysis, prepare reports, and evaluate current performance trends. Leads development of communication materials as needed
  • Ensures that the company complies with changing state and federal laws and regulations
  • Assists in day-to-day operations, as assigned


  • Completion of a bachelor's degree in Business Administration or a related discipline and a minimum of 6+ years of directly related professional-level work experience in compensation
  • Knowledge of compensation methodology, principles, practices, and techniques
  • Must know Payfactors Software
  • Ability to evaluate and analyze data and make substantive recommendations
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills to develop working relationships to foster cooperation and support from internal and external groups
  • Proficiency in contemporary software programs (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)

Compensation and Benefits

AARP offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including a 401(k); 100% company-funded pension plan; health, dental, and vision plans; life insurance; paid time off to include company and individual holidays, vacation, sick, caregiving, and parental leave; performance-based and peer-based recognition; tuition reimbursement; among others.

Equal Employment Opportunity

AARP is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. AARP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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