Survey News

The 2016 Benchmark Compensation Survey is Now Available!

Results from the 2016 Benchmark Compensation Survey are now available for Arizona, Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming geographic areas. This survey gathered data on 409 benchmark jobs across the various jobs families: executive, business support, finance, human resources, legal, sales, engineering, production, maintenance, engineering, and procurement. 

MSEC’s comprehensive Benchmark Compensation Survey provides employers with accurate, current, and local wage data to benchmark their positions by geographic area, employment size, and industry type.

NEW for 2016!  The Benchmark Survey includes five new levels of Sales/Application Engineers to the Engineering/Scientific/Technical job family.

In addition to the base salary, data were also collected for:

  • Annual Incentive – Participants were asked to provide annual incentives for the past fiscal/calendar year. Data reported are average incentives paid and number of employees receiving an incentive.
  • Target % Incentive – Participants were asked to provide targeted percentage figures for additional compensation, not earned income for the current year.
  • FLSA Status – Participants were asked to identify their matched position as exempt or nonexempt as classified under the FLSA.

The General Information section reports data for 2015 and 2016 pay and structure increases, 2017 projected pay and structure increases, historical tracking of projected increases versus actual increases, average entry-level hiring rates, ratio of human-resource employees to total employees, and HR service model.

When using survey data, it is important to know the demographics of organizations who participated in the survey. Are the organizations who reported data in the survey similar in geographic location, industry type, and employment size to your organization? Following are several charts showing the 2016 participant analysis by geographic location, industry type, and employment size.

2016 Benchmark Compensation Survey Geographic Comparison:

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The chart below shows the various industry groups represented in the survey. These data include participants in all four geographic areas: Arizona, Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming. For detailed geographic breakouts, please refer to that specific Benchmark Survey.

Organization Industry Breakout:

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The chart below shows the various employment sizes of organizations in the survey. This information includes participants in all four geographic areas: Arizona, Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming.  Again, for detailed geographic breakouts, please refer to that specific Benchmark Survey.

Organization Employment Size Breakout:

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To request copies of a survey, please contact the MSEC Surveys Department. Copies of these resources are available to authorized employees of MSEC members. Call 800.884.1328, email surveys@msec.org, or go online to MSEC.org. Utah Grandfathered members can access a 2016 Utah Benchmark Compensation Survey Order Form at https://www.msec.org/memberhome/Pages/survey-utah.aspx.