The implementation of college has three components of activities called Tridharma consisting of education, research and community service activities (Law No. 12 of 2012 concerning higher education). The process of assessing the quality and growth of a tertiary institution can be assessed from its ability and achievement of quality in carrying out these three activities. In addition, an assessment of the independence of tertiary institutions is added in financing their expenses and providing facilities to the human resources they have. The manifestation of the independence of universities in financing internal needs is one of them by implementing compensation financing through the provision of remuneration.
This study was conducted aimed at knowing the effect of remuneration on the performance of lecturers with job satisfaction as an intervening variable. The research data was collected through distributing questionnaires to lecturers at the University of Bengkulu as respondents. The sample in the study was 102 questionnaires. The research was processed using PLS SEM software. The variables used in this study as independent variables are remuneration (RM) and job satisfaction (KP) while the dependent variable is performance (KN). The results of the study concluded that remuneration had a negative and not significant effect on job performance and satisfaction and had a positive and significant effect on performance, then job satisfaction had a positive and significant effect on performance and remuneration had a negative and not significant effect on performance, through job satisfaction.
Keywords : remuneration, job satisfaction, lecturer performance.