Date of Award

Summer 1951

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science


Business Administration


One of the basic problems in labor-management relations is the determination of proper wages for each job, so the worker can be assured of receiving fair compensation for the work he is required to do. Management and workers have always classified jobs in some manner when setting rates or determining if these rates were just, but usually the classification consisted of spur-of-the-moment decisions rather than a well defined and understood, written plan. With increased importance placed on labor-management relations, the classification of jobs today is accomplished by improved methods, and job evaluation is now well developed as a technique to aid in the determination of job values with the minimum of subjective reasoning. Although no method has yet been developed to measure the value of jobs in a completely objective manner, the methods used today approach the objective evaluation of jobs as nearly as possible, using presently known techniques.