Job Evaluation

Job evaluation is a systematic and detailed process of analysis and valuing of job content that determines the relative contribution of a position within an organization.

The Aiken Plan is Memorial’s job evaluation system which provides for an examination and comparison of the key responsibilities and related factors of a position, considering the relative value of the position within the university. This comprehensive analysis allows positions to be assigned to a pay scale based on this contribution to the university as a whole. A number of factors are considered objectively and consistently to evaluate all staff (non-academic) positions including all bargaining unit, non-bargaining, and management and professional positions. Leadership group positions are assessed using the Hay Job Evaluation Method.

Assistance and advice concerning job evaluation and related administration matters can be obtained from job evaluation staff by emailing This includes the determination of a salary range for a new position or a request to reassess a current position that has changed assigned responsibilities.