This report summarizes the results of a July/August 2012 survey of WorldatWork members and nonmembers to gather information about current trends in salary structure policies and practices. The focus of this research is to better understand the types of salary structures as well as the designs and common practices in administration used by employers today. The survey was co-developed and cosponsored by WorldatWork and Deloitte Consulting LLP.
Invitations were emailed to 5,398 WorldatWork members on July 18, 2012. Survey participation also was open to Deloitte Consulting LLP contacts as well as individuals who signed up for a WorldatWork class titled, “Pay Structures – Develop a Framework from Start to Finish.” Survey participation closed Aug. 8, 2012. The survey was not exclusive to U.S. organizations. There were 910 responses in total, although sample size varies by survey question. The final data set was cleaned and analyzed using statistical software. Questions that received fewer than 30 responses are excluded from the analysis and this report.