Many ERI Distance Learning Center courses teach beginning to advanced analysis techniques for ERI Economic Research Institute's research tools. This table shows you which Distance Learning Center online courses teach about the ERI Assessor(s) to which you subscribe. You may find the Interactive Exercises in each of these courses to be particularly helpful.

ERI's Salary Assessor

ERI's Salary Assessor® is a tool that compares salaries for over 6,000 positions in the US and Canada. A European edition is also available. Salary levels are calculated based on user input for position, industry, location, pay strategy, and salary planning date. ERI's Salary Assessor enables users to create custom market level compensation reports efficiently and easily. Print, email, or export the entire report to another application. Input your organization's current pay levels to see its competitive position.

Lesson DLC Course
Research fair market pay rates for settling pay discrimination cases   #32 Eliminating the Gender Pay Gap
Retrieve salary survey data to set individual pay   #73 Analyzing Salary Surveys
Find annual incentive rates based upon individual or overall company performance   #75 Creating a Variable Pay Plan
Give bonuses based upon sales performance   #76 Sales Compensation and Expense Allowances
Determine competitive salaries that factor in employee performance appraisals   #77 Pay-for-Performance
Get instant compa-ratios and determine salary increases using competitive labor market salary survey data   #78 Salary Increase Planning
Find market pay rates for an employee, based upon position, experience, and performance   #81 Creating a Salary Structure for your Organization
Use the SA Benchmark List table to compare your organization's wage levels for key positions against what the market pays   #82 Creating a Competitive Salary Structure
Use the SA Geographic List tab to find out how salary levels vary for a position across North American and Europe   #84 Labor Market Trends— US vs. Europe

ERI's Geographic Assessor

ERI's Geographic Assessor® tool helps you set branch office pay by allowing you to make quick cost of living comparisons and salary comparisons based upon your organization's headquarters and branch office locations. GA shows you how these two areas differ in terms of average pay and the cost of living. In addition, it lets you compare average salary levels in up to 99 cities at one time.

Lesson   DLC Course
Evaluate new office/factory locations based upon local wage and cost-of-living levels   #83 Designing a Branch-Office Salary Structure

ERI's Relocation Assessor

ERI’s Relocation Assessor® compares cost-of-living levels in over 10,000 locations worldwide. This tool calculates relocation allowances based on user input of employee earnings level, family size, and spending patterns. Subscribers use this cost-of-living calculator to set employee relocation allowances using up-to-date cost-of-living differentials, compare cost-of-living in 100 locations at once, and contrast per diem rates in 99 locations at one time.

Lesson   DLC Course
Determine relocation allowances that factor in home ownership vs. rental   #57 Relocating an Employee Within the United States
Obtain national and international per diem rates   #76 Sales Compensation and Expense Allowances
Set compensation for expatriates based upon the local cost of living at their new assignment   #92 Expatriate Compensation
Set cost-of-living bonuses for employees on foreign assignments   #93 Global Mobility and the Relocation of an Employee to an International Assignment

ERI's Executive Compensation Assessor

ERI’s Executive Compensation Assessor® compares salaries and bonuses for nearly 500 positions in the US, Canada, and Europe. Executive compensation levels are calculated based on user input for position, industry, location, pay strategy, executive performance, and salary planning date. Compare your organization’s executive pay packages to competitors, viewing their past compensation packages for top officers, including stock options and benefits. This is the most comprehensive database of executive compensation information available.

Lesson   DLC Course
Retrieve maximum reasonable compensation data   #12 IRS Reasonable Executive Compensation
Set competitive pay packages   #21 Compensation for Business Leaders
Research company earnings via their proxy statements made accessible by XA   #22 Black-Scholes Valuations
Examine a compensation committee's roles and responsibilities   #26 Compensation Committees: Framework for Executive Compensation Alignment

ERI's Nonprofit Comparables Assessor

ERI’s Nonprofit Comparables Assessor compares compensation at 501(c)(3) organizations in the United States. Executive compensation levels are calculated based on user input for position, industry, location, pay strategy, and executive performance. This is the most comprehensive database of non-profit executive compensation information available.

Lesson   DLC Course
Establish competitive, reasonable pay for executives at tax-exempt organizations   #18 Intermediate Sanctions
Select and administer variable pay plans for tax-exempt organizations.   #72 Nonprofit Variable Pay

ERI's Occupational Assessor

ERI’s Occupational Assessor® (eDOT) analyzes over 19,000 jobs for HR and rehabilitation determinations. This position description editor is designed for career counselors and HR professionals who specialize in training and outplacement. The Occupational Assessor enables users to create custom reports for compensation and career planning. Alternative work opportunities are calculated based on user input for an individual’s education, work history, interests, physical capabilities, and cognitive/emotional limitations.

Lesson   DLC Course
Complete a FLSA determination estimate   #15 Federal Employment Laws That Impact Compensation and Benefits
Utilize/rewrite ready-made job descriptions   #33 Conducting Job Analysis
Assist employees with outplacement based upon their transferable skills   #58 Comparing the DOT, O*NET, and eDOT

The ERI Distance Learning Center is an offering of ERI Economic Research Institute. Since 1987, ERI has provided salary survey, cost-of-living, and executive compensation data to corporate subscribers and consultants worldwide. Visit to find out more or call 800-627-3697.

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