Ruhana Kurniawati, Mugi Harsono


The aim of this study was to determine the employee’s pay perceptions and its relationships on job satisfaction as a form of local governments readiness in the implementation of the State Civil Apparatus (ASN) payroll system. The research design used in this research is descriptive and explanatory research. These respondent’s number are 150 employees with proportional random sampling technique. Data analysis technique used is Structural Equation Modeling (SEM).

The results showed that the relationships of pay differences perception to pay fairness perception; pay fairness perception to job satisfaction; pay differences perception to job satisfaction; pay understanding perception to job satisfaction; and the mediating role of pay fairness perception on the relationship between pay differences perception to job satisfaction are proved to be significant, while the relationship of pay understanding perception to pay fairness perception and the mediating role of pay fairness perception on the relationship between pay understanding perception to job satisfaction are proved to be insignificant. More generally, the results of this study are expected to be in addition to the research literature as well as consideration for the organization, especially regarding pay perceptions and its relationships on job satisfaction. 

Full Text:



Camgoz, S.M. dan P.B. Karapinar. 2011. Managing Job Satisfaction : The Mediating Effects of Procedural Fairness. International Journal of Business and Social Science. Volume 2, Number 8, Page 234-243.

Clark, A.E. dan A.J. Oswald. 1996. Satisfaction and Comparison Income. Journal of Public Economics. Volume 61, Number 3, Page 359-381.

Colquitt, J.A. 2001. On the Dimensionality of Organizational Justice: A Construct Validation of a Measure. Journal of Applied Psychology. Volume 86, Number 3, Page 386–400.

Deconinck, J. dan D. Bachmann. 2007. The Impact of Equity Sensitivity and Pay Fairness on Marketing Managers' Job Satisfaction, Organizational Commitment and Turnover Intentions. Marketing Management Journal. Volume 17, Number 2, Page 134-141.

Eby, L.T.; D.M. Freeman; M.C. Rush; dan C.E. Lance. 1999. Motivational Bases of Affective Organizational Commitment: A Partial Test of an Integrative Theoretical Model. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology.Volume 72, Number 4, Page 463-483.

Fapohunda, T.M. 2012. Pay Disparity and Pay Satisfaction in Public and Private Universities in Nigeria. European Scientific Journal. Volume 8, Number 28, Page 120-135.

Ferdinand, A. 2002. Structural Equation Modeling dalam Penelitian Manajemen. Edisi 2. Semarang : BP UNDIP.

Figart, D.M. 2000. Equal Pay for Equal Work : The Role of Job Evaluation in an Evolving Social Norm. Journal of Economic Issues. Volume 34, Number 1, Page 1-19.

Folger, R. dan M.A. Konovsky. 1989. Effects of Procedural and Distributive Justice on Reactions to Pay Raise Decisions. Academy of Management Journal. Volume 32, Number 1, Page 115–130.

Greenberg, J. 1990. Organizational Justice : Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. Journal of Management. Volume 16, Number 2, Page 399-432.

Heywood, J.S., dan X.Wei. 2006. Performance Pay and Job Satisfaction. Journal of Industrial Relations. Volume 48, Number 4, Page 523-540.

Ismail, A.; H.A. Mohamed; dan N.S. Hamid. 2011. Relationship between Performance Based Pay, Interactional Justice and Job Satisfaction : A Mediating Model Approach. International Journal of Business and Management. Volume 6, Number 11, Page 170-180.

Judge, T.A.; R.F. Piccolo, N.P. Podsakoff; J.C. Shaw; dan B.L. Rich. 2010.

The Relationship between Pay and Job Satisfaction: A Meta-Analysis of The Literature. Journal of Vocational Behavior. Volume 77, Number 1, Page 157-167.

Lambert, E.G.; N. L. Hogan; dan M. L. Griffin. 2007. The Impact of Distributive and Procedural Justice on Correctional Staff Job Stress, Job Satisfaction, and Organizational Commitment. Journal of Criminal Justice. Volume 35, Number 6, Page 644-656.

Lee, C.; K.S. Law; dan P. Bobko. 1999. The Importance of Justice Perceptions on Pay Effectiveness : A Two-Year Study of a Skill Pay Plan. Journal of Management.Volume 25, Number 6, Page 851–873.

McCausland,W.D.; K. Pouliakas; dan I. Theodossiou. 2005. Some are Punished and Some are Rewarded. A study of the Impact of Performance Pay on Job Satisfaction. International Journal of Manpower. Volume 26, Number 7/8, Page 636-659.

Mulvey, P.W.; P.V. LeBlanc; R.L. Heneman; dan M. McInerney. 2002. Study Finds that Knowledge of Pay Process Can Beat Out Amount of Pay in Employee Retention, Organizational Effectiveness. Journal of Organizational Excellence. Volume 21, Number 4, Page 29-42.

Paik, Yongsun; P. Parboteeah; dan W. Shim. 2007. The Relationship between Perceived Compensation, Organizational Commitment and Job Satisfaction : The Case of Mexican Workers in the Korean Maquiladoras. International Journal of Human Resources Management. Volume 18, Number 10, Page 1768-1781.

Republik Indonesia. 2014. Undang-Undang Nomor 5 Tahun 2014 tentang Aparatur Sipil Negara. Lembaran Negara Republik Indonesia Tahun 2014 Nomor 6. Kementerian Sekretariat Negara Republik Indonesia. Jakarta.

Republik Indonesia. 2011. Peraturan Kepala Badan Kepegawaian Negara Nomor 20 Tahun 2011 tentang Pedoman Penghitungan Tunjangan Kinerja Pegawai Negeri Sipil. Kepala Badan Kepegawaian Negara. Jakarta.

Scott, D; R.S. Sperling; T. McMullen; dan B. Bowbin. 2008. A Study of Pay Communications: Methods for Improvement of Employee Understanding. World atWork Journal. Volume 17, Number 3, Page 6–20.

Sekretariat Daerah Kabupaten Karanganyar. 2014. Rencana Strategis (Renstra) Sekretariat Daerah Kabupaten Karanganyar Tahun 2014-2018. Sekretariat Daerah Kabupaten Karanganyar. Karanganyar.

Shields, J; D. Scott; J.W. Bishop; dan P. Goelzer. 2012. Pay Perceptions and Their Relationships with Cooperation, Commitment, and Intent to Quit. International Studies of Management and Organization. Volume 42, Number 1, Page 68-86.

Skarlicki, D.P. dan R. Folger. 1997. Retaliation in the Workplace: The Roles of Distributive, Procedural and Interactional Justice. Journal of Applied Psychology. Volume 82, Number 3, Page 434–443.

Sweeney, P.D.; D.B. McFarlin; dan E.J. Inderrieden. 1990. Using Relative Deprivation Theory to Explain Dissatisfaction with Pay Level : A Multi-Study Examination. Academy of Management Journal. Volume 33, Number 2, Page 423–436.

Treuren, G. JM. danE.Frankish. 2014, The Impact of Pay Understanding on Pay Satisfaction and Retention :Salary Sacrifice Understanding in The Not-For-Profit Sector. Journal of Industrial Relations. Volume 56, Number 1, Page 103-122.


  • There are currently no refbacks.