IDR | 29 Jul 2020

Pay thresholds in reward systems

This research was commissioned by the Office of Manpower Economics which provides secretariat and analytical support to the public sector pay review bodies.

Incomes Data Services (IDR), gathered a range primary and secondary evidence to examine the use of ‘pay thresholds’, including conducting case study interviews with a number of organisations. A pay threshold in this context is a point in a pay structure beyond which further progression is dependent on an assessment of capability. The report sets out the main findings of this research to inform consideration by the School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB) of the threshold between the main and upper pay ranges in the teachers’ pay system.