Definition of Market-Based Approach to Pay

A system in which an employee's compensation is determined by comparing their wages to those of employees in similar positions in the labor market, rather than relying solely on internal salary structures or job evaluations. This approach takes into account the external pressures of supply and demand for particular skills, as well as the employer's ability to pay, when determining salaries.

Example: The company uses a market-based approach to pay because it allows the company to adapt to local market changes as needed.

Variations: market-based approach to compensation, market-based compensation, market-based pay


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