Each participating organization in the Survey receives individualized
analysis of their data. The following graph visually displays the base
wage/salary practice for participating Company A. This scattergram and
regression analysis provides valuable information regarding Internal
Equity and provides a quick overview of the external competitiveness.
The X-axis (horizontal) displays the size of the job as determined by the
PES points. The Y-axis (vertical) displays the salary dollars.
For each position matched by Company A, a has been plotted at the
coordinates of that position's pay versus that position's job content. As
you will notice - moving along the graph from left to right - pay tends to
increase with the increase in job content; i.e. the bigger the job - the
The line placed on the scattergram is a statistically computed least-
squares-regression line which represents the overall pay trend. This
regression line is sometimes referred to as the "line of central tendency"
or the "line of best fit."