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February 2008, Vol. 131, No. 2
How widely do wages vary within jobs in the same establishment?
Economist, Office of Compensation and Working Conditions, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Economist, Formerly in the Office of Compensation and Working Conditions, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Within a given establishment, wages of workers vary considerably by job, particularly in certain occupations, such as public school
teachers, and with incentive pay playing a role as well; although comparisons over time are problematic, evidence suggests that such wage dispersion has increased over the last two decades
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