Salary Guidelines: Enlightened Implementation or Unionization?

by Jack McMinn, (F.ASCE), Vice Pres.; Bartle Wells Assocs., San Francisco, CA,

Serial Information: Engineering Issues: Journal of Professional Activities, 1973, Vol. 99, Issue 4, Pg. 429-432

Document Type: Journal Paper


Engineers have failed to convince others, and themselves, of the importance and value of the service they perform. This must be the first step in justifying an improved economic status for civil engineers. Salary guidelines implementation will also require that engineers, particularly young engineers, refuse to accept permanent employment with organizations that have not adopted the salary guidelines for all job classifications. A long-range goal should be to bring about broader ownership of private engineering firms through employee stock ownership plans.

Subject Headings: Employee compensation and benefits | Value engineering | Economic factors | Organizations | Employees

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