2U, Inc. HRIS Specialist Salary in the United States

How much does an HRIS Specialist make at companies like 2U, Inc. in the United States? The average salary for HRIS Specialist at companies like 2U, Inc. in the United States is $65,647 as of January 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $57,190 and $74,103. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities2

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What does an HRIS Specialist do at companies like 2U, Inc.?

Summary of Job:

The HRIS Specialist provides HR system administration for Workday HCM and Greenhouse Applicant tracking system including business process configuration, reporting and supporting the implementation of new modules. Additionally, this individual supports end users by troubleshooting access issues as well as advising on the day to day use of HR systems. .

Key Role and Responsibilities: 


  • Provide support to users and troubleshoot issues relating to user security, reports, application errors, and system functionality.
  • Act as Workday and Greenhouse SME working closely with internal stakeholders to recommend and document decisions, configure enhancements in Sandbox environments, support and lead both E2E and UAT sessions, and deploy changes to Production.
  • Create and maintain custom reports, dashboards and calculated fields relating to HR data and promoting self-service. 
  • Routinely audit systems for data integrity and standardization


  • Research best practices on Workday community, helping determine approaches to certain projects and enhancements, attending webinars, and user-group meetings

Education and Experience:

  • Have a B.A./B.S in (1) one to (3) three years relevant work experience; or an equivalent in education and experience 
  • Minimum of 2 years of HRIS experience, Workday preferred
  • Experience using Greenhouse (ATS) preferred
  • Experience with ticketing systems such as JIRA preferred
  • Possess analytical skills with the ability to understand and interpret data 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel skills (e.g., pivot tables, v-lookups, etc.)
  • Strong attention to detail along with strong proofreading skills 
  • Strong written and/or verbal communicator

About 2U Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU)

Eliminating the back row in higher education is not just a metaphor–it’s our mission. For more than a decade, 2U, Inc., a global leader in education technology, has been a trusted partner and brand steward of great universities. We build, deliver, and support more than 250 digital and in-person educational offerings, including graduate degrees, professional certificates, Trilogy-powered boot camps, and GetSmarter short courses. Together with our partners, 2U has positively transformed the lives of more than 150,000 students and lifelong learners. To learn more, visit 2U.com. #NoBackRow

2U Diversity and Inclusion Statement

At 2U, we are committed to creating and sustaining a culture that embodies diverse walks of life, ideas, genders, ages, races, cultures, sexual orientations, abilities and other unique qualities of our employees. We strive to offer a workplace where every employee feels empowered by the ways in which we are different, as well as the ways in which we are the same. 

Why It’s Great to Work at 2U

2U offers a high-energy work environment that’s both challenging and fun. We work hard, but our offices are casual and social places. We wear jeans to work and fuel brainstorming sessions with snacks and seltzer. 


2U offers a comprehensive benefits package:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Life insurance, disability and 401(k)
  • Unlimited snacks and drinks
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Generous paid leave policies including unlimited PTO for your vacation, personal, or sick days
  • Additional time off benefits include:
    • time off to volunteer for non-profit organizations
    • parental leave after 9 months of employment
    • holidays that include a winter break from Christmas through New Year and more!

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

2U is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against applicants or employees and ensures equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of their race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship, military or veterans’ status, or any other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. 2U’s equal opportunity policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, job benefits, pay and dismissal.


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The chart shows total cash compensation for the 2U, Inc. HRIS Specialist in the United States, which includes base, and annual incentives can vary anywhere from $57,190 to $74,103 with an average total cash compensation of $65,647. Total compensation includes the value of any benefits received in addition to your salary and some of the benefits that are most commonly provided within a total compensation package including bonuses, commissions, paid time off, and Insurance. The total cash compensation may get paid differently by industry, location, and other factors.
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