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Our Expertise

We have extensive experience in designing, developing, and implementing comprehensive compensation plans including job evaluation systems, market pricing, pay structure development, performance management, executive compensation, and incentive design.


Comprehensive Assessment and Recommendations for Plan Changes

Determine compensation philosophy - Market analysis - Individual job pricing


Pay Structure Development or Redesign

Base pay structures - Career path development


Skill-Based or Competency-Based Pay Systems

Encourages skill development - Higher employment satisfaction


Incentive Plan Design

Sales incentive plans - Profit sharing - Team-based pay - Management incentives


Executive Compensation

Cash compensation - Deferred compensation - Long term incentive plan design


Benefits Analysis

Determine the relative market position of benefits - Provide comprehensive market comparisons for plan design and costs

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Our Clients

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Wonder if your issues are ones that Compensation Works has bumped into before? Here is a review of recent assignments that show the impact of our strategic partnership with clients.

Board Brawl Averted

A Board of Directors disagreed about whether pay levels for the executive team were appropriate. A discussion


Rethinking Pay Entitlements

An organization with very long tenured employees had hundreds of different job titles

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What People are saying

“Support and guidance were exceptional. We got highly skilled professionals who approached problem solving with energy, enthusiasm, and high levels of creativity and passion. They motivate individuals to deliver high quality products and are always keenly focused on delivering the highest level of customer service.”

COO, Major Financial Institution

“Their consultants have broad reaching skills and expertise and were able to seamlessly embed themselves within the HR team and overall corporate culture. They provide scalable, customized HR consulting services that are entirely responsive to the voice of the customer.”

VP, Human Resources, Medical Device Company

“Compensation Works are consummate HR professionals. They analyze what is needed and articulate that – in detail – to those providing a service. This establishes expectations and helps providers attain desired outcomes. They are most pleasant in their interactions, but insist on accountability from all parties. Our experience has been most productive and rewarding."

David Bowman, TTG Consultants / Linconshire

“I have worked with Compensation Works over the last 15 years in various capacities and across several challenging projects. Their professionalism, confidentiality, prudence and just overall great advice have always been exceptional.”

President, Investment Solutions Company

"Compensation Works can help a company leader imagine and think through a pay plan that ties the executive incentives to the success of the business. They are very patient and gracious, and have excellent people skills."

Ben Harmon, MD, MBA, CEO Radia

"I will use Compensation Works again in the future. They have extraordinary resources, extraordinary judgment, and work well with boards and CEOs. Plus, they have given us a successful outcome three times. I offer my unqualified recommendation."

Doug Brown, President, All Star Directories

"I wholeheartedly recommend Compensation Works as the experts to facilitate and maximize every facet of your company's strategy for structuring a highly-effective, comprehensive compensation plan."

Kellie LeTexier, SPHR Sr. VP/Chief HR Officer Kitsap Credit Union