Occupational pay comparisons – easier said than done?

Jeanette Findlay, Patricia Findlay, Robert Stewart
  • Employee Relations, December 2013, Emerald
  • DOI: 10.1108/er-05-2013-0056

Teachers' pay in Scotland and the challenges of comparing pay across occupations

What is it about?

This article is about the challenges of comparing pay across occupations. Data on Scottish teachers is used to illustrate the key issues.

Why is it important?

Occupational pay comparisons are widely used to inform pay bargaining to provide evidence for performance-based reward and to illustrate issues of fairness.


Mrs Jeanette Findlay
University of Glasgow

The data used in this paper arose from some work which my co-authors and I carried out for the Educational Institute of Scotland (teachers' union).

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