Many people work regular 9-to-5 jobs. These types of workers are considered salaried employees. This means that they get a fixed amount of compensation for the job they perform. If you are a salaried employee, have you ever wondered how exactly your boss determines how much to pay you?
In this article, you will learn more about how salaries are determined. With this information, you can take steps to make sure your salary is fair or even to get a raise.
It is pretty obvious that employers decide on a worker’s salary according to the type of work he or she performs and according to the position he or she has in the organization. Typically, the top-level management at an organization is paid the highest. The next highest salary is given to middle-level management. Finally, the lowest salary is typically given to regular, non-management employees.
In most organizations, the salary of an employee is decided by matching the roles and job title with those at other organizations. Employers often use third-party compensation benchmarking services to get this salary information. These services have information about the salary levels of similar employees at other companies. Employers will use this data to determine a fair salary for different positions.
A regular job is broken down into various categories, including job importance, responsibilities, market availability, complexity of work and many other factors. The amount of salary given to an employee is decided according to all these factors.
Each and every organization has its very own compensation philosophy. According to this compensation policy, the organization decides how it wants to position itself in the market. They look at the companies that are their main competitors to get an idea of a fair salary.
Additionally, the employee’s talent is considered at the time of deciding the pay. For example, the market rate for paying a sales representative may be $50,000 – $70,000. Then, after considering this salary range, the company can choose to pay at this rate, at a rate lower than this or at a higher rate than the market rate. Employees may offer more to a job candidate who has more experience and proven ability.