Accession Number : AD0411976

Title :   THE CURVE APPROACH TO THE COMPENSATION OF SCIENTISTS,

Corporate Author : SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Shaw,Edward A.

Report Date : 11 JUN 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Reports that the curve approach relates salary to the variables of educational attainment, maturity or experience, and relative job per formance, making no actual direct reference to actual position responsibilities. Notes various deviations from this approach and discusses these variations. States that basically two general uses can be made of salary curves: 1 as a mechanism to guide salary determinations for the individual scientist, and 2- as a reference for assessing the firm's salary position in the labor market. Discusses pro blf2s of the curve approach. Concludes that the curve system is dependent on effective personnel utilization, and on a meaningful quality-rating system. Further concludes that given these, the inherent benefits of the curve approach can be taken advantage of, and its limitations minimized, but that if these elements are lacking, the curve technique will leave much to be desired. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SCIENTISTS, SALARIES), STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, STATISTICAL PROCESSES, ECONOMICS.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE