“What Should We Pay for?”

  • Thomas J. Atchison


This slogan expresses two ideas that are basic to compensation administration in the United States. The first is that work, in the form of the job, should be the major criterion for determining proper wage differentials within organization. The second is that fairness or equity is the major goal to be achieved by compensation administration. Both of these ideas are being called into question today by new ideas in compensation administration and pressures on organizations.


Wage Rate Market Rate Maturity Curve Wage Structure Incentive Plan 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas J. Atchison
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  1. 1.College of Business AdministrationSan Diego State UniversitySan DiegoUSA

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