Organization of Work: Pay Satisfaction Questionnaire

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Pay Satisfaction Questionnaire

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ID = 104

Content Area(s)

  • Benefits and compensation systems
  • Job satisfaction
  • Other

Instrument Type


Occupation and Sector Specificity

Occupation(s): Generic

Sector(s): Generic

Name and Size of Work Organization and/or Workplace Psychosocial Measures

Pay benefits satisfaction (4 items)

Pay level satisfaction (4 items)

Pay raise satisfaction (4 items)

Pay structure/administration satisfaction (6 items)

Other Content Areas Included in the Instrument


Developmental Status of the Instrument

Instrument used widely; well-defined properties.


Original: English

Other: unknown

Reliability and Validity Information (or Relevant Citation)

Reliability: Coefficient alpha: 0.81 to 0.95.

Validity: Correlated with pay satisfaction from other scales.

Selected Reference

Williams ML, Malos SB, Palmer DK (2002) Benefit system and benefit level satisfaction: An expanded model of antecedents and consequences. Journal of Management, 28: 195-215.

Accessibility of the Instrument

Public Domain

User Fees


Where to Obtain a Copy of the Instrument

Heneman HG and Schwab DP (1985) Pay satisfaction: Its multidimensional nature and measurement. International Journal of Psychology, 20: 129-141.