Research and analysis

A Review of Pay Comparability Methodologies

A research report from the Institute for Employment Studies


A Review of Pay Comparability Methodologies 2016

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This report presents the findings from a short review that the Institute for Employment Studies has carried out in 2016 for the Armed Forces’ Pay Review Body. The review considered the previous and potential alternative pay comparability methodologies that might be used to compare remuneration in the Armed Forces with relevant civilian organisations. Pay comparability is the process through which employers classify and reward their jobs and make reward comparisons with other employers for the purpose of assessing competitiveness. The aim of this work was to produce an ‘academic think-piece’ designed to help to ensure that the most appropriate methodology is used to inform the 2017 and later comparisons used in the AFPRB’s reports.

Published 14 December 2016