ERIC Number: ED317143
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: 0
Survey of Compensation Practices in Higher Education.
Benedict, Forest C.; And Others
This national survey collected information on the wage and salary management practices in use in institutions of higher education. The survey questionnaire was distributed to approximately 3,000 institutions of higher education in the United States. Characteristics of the over 800 respondents are analyzed. A section on job analysis practices presents data on the existence of individual job descriptions, group classification descriptions, the frequency of routine review of job information, and the percentage of job descriptions currently accurate and up-to-date. A section on job evaluation methods discusses the use of such methods as position classification and the point system, skill factors commonly used in job evaluation, and the position or department that is responsible for job evaluation. Issues in wage and salary administration include use and sources of external salary information, frequency of use of survey data to price benchmark positions, salary comparisons to industry averages, the role of internal equity versus market rates in determining salaries, fiscal 1987-88 salary increase ranges, salary range widths, methods used to adjust individual salary rates, and the use of narrative or numeric performance appraisals. The final section analyzes considerations in determining the need for a new job evaluation system. Statistical data is presented in numerous graphs and tables. (JDD)
Descriptors: Administration, Compensation (Remuneration), Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Job Analysis, Job Performance, National Surveys, Personnel Evaluation, Salaries, Wages
College and University Personnel Association, 1233 20th St., NW., Suite 503, Washington DC 20036 ($18.00 members; $30.00 non-members).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College and Univ. Personnel Association, Washington, DC.