Compensation Analyst

  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Full-time
  • Alternate Location: Oakland, United States
  • Position open to remote: No
  • Current Square Employee?: Apply via go/jobs with your Square email.

Company Description

Square builds common business tools in unconventional ways so more people can start, run, and grow their businesses. When Square started, it was difficult and expensive (or just plain impossible) for some businesses to take credit cards. Square made credit card payments possible for all by turning a mobile phone into a credit card reader. Since then Square has been building an entire business toolkit of both hardware and software products including Square Capital, Square Terminal, Square Payroll, and more. We’re working to find new and better ways to help businesses succeed on their own terms—and we’re looking for people like you to help shape tomorrow at Square.

Job Description

Square is looking for a Compensation Analyst to support its growing population and work with HR, Talent Acquisition, and the Total Rewards team to ensure our compensation programs are operating effectively.

You will:

  • Review and approve new hire offers presented by recruiters
  • Plan and communicate compensation structures and programs to recruiters, HR Operations, HR Business Partners and Hiring Managers to help answer questions and help evaluate job levels and other general comp inquiries
  • Partner with compensation team members on the compensation bench-marking and market research process; evaluate and perform analysis on pay market positioning, salary structures, and pay mixes to ensure market competitiveness to support overall compensation strategy
  • Develop compensation reports and tools to inform compensation program decisions and forecast and analyze compensation outcomes
  • Produce ad hoc analyses based on business requests and recommend corrective or alternative actions to resolve compensation-related needs
  • Help develop and execute compensation programs such as annual reviews and promotions
  • Develop concise slides or training materials to illustrate and communicate compensation related information



You have:

  • 2 or more years of experience in compensation in a professional environment. A background in Mathematics, Finance, Statistics, or Economics
  • Experience building compensation systems and scaling processes with company growth
  • Excel/Google Sheets skills are required to analyze data and create meaningful, understandable models and reports
  • An interest in sales compensation and incentive plan design

Additional Information

At Square, we value diversity and always treat all employees and job applicants based on merit, qualifications, competence, and talent. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. Applicants in need of special assistance or accommodation during the interview process or in accessing our website may contact us by sending an email to assistance(at) We will treat your request as confidentially as possible. In your email, please include your name and preferred method of contact, and we will respond as soon as possible.


At Square, we want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:
  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement Plans
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness perks
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources