Wage Pilot Analysis

‘Wage Pilot Analysis’ (Analys lönelots) is, according to the Swedish Equality Ombudsman, a ‘simple method of assessing job requirements in work evaluation for a pay survey’.

The model, created by the Swedish government agency then known as the Ombudsman against Ethnic Discrimination (DO; now the Equality Ombudsman), was completed in 2000. Since then, it has been used in both the private and the public sector in Sweden.

In a pay survey, it is important to be able to assess jobs as being equivalent. For this to be achieved, the work must be carried out in a systematic, gender-neutral way. ‘Wage Pilot Analysis’ is a method aimed at making this possible.

Wage Pilot Analysis is based  on the main areas of knowledge, skills, responsibilities, effort and working conditions. All these are crucial aspects of assessing which jobs are equivalent. Through Wage Pilot Analysis, the Equality Ombudsman has constructed a basic model intended for adaptation to individual activities.

The method can also be used as a basis for setting individual pay rates. Pay agreements state that employees’ pay is determined on the basis of job requirements and also individuals’ achievements and results. Through an analysis of job requirements, the content of the work is described and a relevant basis for assessing individual performance is thereby created. The Equality Ombudsman offers computer support for Wage Pilot Analysis to facilitate adaptations, the actual task of valuation, analyses and quality checks. The system has been revised several times and is continuously updated.

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