Job Evaluation

Job evaluation is a systematic way of determining the value/worth of a job in relation to other jobs in an organization. It ensures a systematic comparison between jobs to assess their relative worth for the purpose of establishing a rational paystructure.


  • It links pay with the requirements of the job.
  • It offers a systematic procedure for determining the relative worth of jobs. Jobs are ranked on the basis of rational criteria such as skill, education, experience, responsibilities, etc… and are priced accordingly .
  • An equitable wage structure is a natural outcome of job evaluation.
  • An unbiased job evaluation tends to eliminate salary inequities by placing jobs having similar requirements in the same salary range.
  • When conducted, helps in the evaluation of new jobs.
  • It points out possibilities of more appropriate use of the labor force by indicating jobs that need more or less skilled workers than those who are manning these jobs currently.