Course Number:81
Category:Salary Administration
Field of Study:Personnel/HR
Audience:HR Managers, HR Generalists
Level of Difficulty:Intermediate
Delivery Method:QAS Self Study
Prerequisites: Some college level courses with moderate algebraic training
Advanced Preparation:None
SHRM BoCK:SHRM BoCK: As defined by the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge TM, this self-study course covers competency topics related to managing internal and external relationships with the knowledge areas being compensation and benefits and retention techniques.
OverviewBase salary structures are administrative tools that are designed to assist in the administration of compensation programs. Ideally, the salary structure will provide compensation levels that remain internally equitable, externally competitive, and cost effective. Pay structures typically group jobs of equal internal value or worth into grades. This course discusses the importance of designing and administering equitable pay structures. We also analyze the differences between merit and automatic progression, and focus special attention on the challenges that compensation managers face to include the labor market, retention, and the impact of free Internet salary information.
Learning Objectives:
  • Identify the characteristics that provide a foundation for a sound base pay structure
  • Recognize various design issues that should be considered when developing a pay structure
  • Specify how a base pay policy line and base pay ranges may be developed
  • Determine how to use compa-ratio and range penetration to identify pay positions
  • Calculate the cost of base pay programs
  • Differentiate between the various types of base pay increases
Credit & Professional Continuing
Education Information:
  • SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Credit Information:

    ERI Distance Learning Center is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 1 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

    SHRM Preferred Provider
  • PHR/GPHR/SPHR/aPHR Credit Information:

    This course has been approved for 1 HR recertification credit hours toward PHR®, SPHR®, GPHR® and aPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. Please be sure to note the activity ID number on your recertification application form. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.

    HRCI Approved Provider
    The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HRCI of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met HRCI’s criteria to be pre–approved for recertification credit.
  • CCP/CBP/GRP/WLCP Credit Information:

    This online course qualifies for recertification credit for the Certified Compensation Professional (CCP®), Certified Benefits Professional® (CBP), Global Remuneration Professional (GRP®), and Work-Life Certified Professional (WLCP®) designations granted by WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals. For more information on recertification, visit the Society website at www.worldatworksociety.org.

  • CPE QAS Self Study Credit Information:

    National Registry QAS Self Study - Course approved for 1 credit(s) in these states:

    Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming

    Course approved for 1 credit(s) in Vermont

Additional Information:
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World at Work CPE Sponsors - Registry CPE Sponsors - QAS CCC CAC

The ERI Distance Learning Center is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: https://www.nasbaregistry.org/