HR Glossary
Pay Group

Pay Group

Updated on:
August 22, 2022


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What is a Pay Group? 

A pay group is a grouping of individuals or departments within an organization. Pay groups establish their salaries, and how employees within each group are paid. This allows companies to establish a salary structure that is uniform for employees, while also allowing the salary structure to remain competitive in the marketplace.

The salary structure is established based on the job description for each job, employees' experience, and length of time with the company.

When determining a salary structure, companies will weigh factors such as employee salary history, employee education, and employee performance.

Pay groups are necessary in order to ensure that employees are properly compensated for the work they do. By grouping employees together based on their job duties, employers can more easily determine how much each employee should be paid. This helps to create a more fair and equitable workplace.

Pay groups can also help to motivate employees by ensuring that they are paid what they are worth. When employees feel that they are being fairly compensated, they are more likely to be motivated to do their best work. This can lead to increased productivity and profitability for the company.