Compensation Specialist - Total Rewards (Remote)
Job ID
Service line
REI Segment
Role type
Areas of Interest
People / Human Resources
Boston - Massachusetts - United States of America, Fairfield - Connecticut - United States of America, Hartford - Connecticut - United States of America, New York City - New York - United States of America, Newark - New Jersey - United States of America, North Bergen - New Jersey - United States of America, Princeton - New Jersey - United States of America, Remote - US - Remote - US - United States of America, Trenton - New Jersey - United States of America, Yonkers - New York - United States of America

Responsible for developing, implementing and administering compensation programs that support business objectives.


Serves as primary compensation contact to human resources (HR) Managers to provide advice, direction and guidance on broadly defined compensation matters.

Guides and coaches compensation analysts on compensation responsibilities. Serves as point of escalation for complex compensation issues.

Plans, executes and leads compensation team projects requiring analysis of factors that cross organizational lines and impact multiple organizational units.

Recommends, conducts and participates in assigned salary surveys in order to understand competitive compensation levels in the organization.

Completes job evaluation studies and ensures that job descriptions on file are current, complete and accurate.

Assures through audits, analysis and reports, that all organization compensation programs are consistently administered in compliance with company policies and government regulations.

Designs, implements and communicates a wide variety of compensation and salary administration programs.

Performs other duties as assigned.


No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position. Provides informal assistance such as technical guidance and/or training to coworkers. May lead project teams and/or plan and supervise assignments of lower level employees.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor's Degree (BA/BS) from 4-year college or university and 2- 5 or more years of experience.


Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) Preferred


Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills. Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers. Ability to effectively present information.


Requires advanced knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate intermediate figures such as percentages, discounts and commissions. Conducts advanced financial analysis.


Ability to comprehend, analyze and interpret complex documents. Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations. Requires advanced analytical and quantitative skills.


Decisions made with thorough understanding of procedures, company policies and business practices to achieve general results and deadlines. Responsible for setting work unit and/or project deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to department.

*Colorado Residents: CBRE carefully considers multiple factors to determine compensation, including a candidate’s education, training, and experience. The minimum salary for the Sr. Comp Partner position is $110,000.00 annually and the maximum salary for the Sr. Comp Partner position is $125,000.00 annually. The compensation that is offered to a successful candidate will depend on the candidate’s skills, qualifications, and experience. Successful candidates will also be eligible for a discretionary bonus based on CBRE’s applicable benefit program.
CBRE is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

NOTE: An additional requirement for this role is the ability to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including COVID-19 vaccination proof and/or rigorous testing.