The Benchmark Compensation Survey is Now Available!

Employers Council’s 2018 Benchmark Compensation Survey collected base wages for 416 positions across ten distinct job families. New for 2018!  We have published a Benchmark Compensation Survey that includes data from employers in Arizona, Colorado, and Wyoming.  Each job includes the individual state breakouts of the data and an overall Total Responses data line.  We have also published a separate Utah Benchmark Compensation Survey that includes data exclusively from Utah employers.

In addition to the base salary, data for the 416 positions 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.
  • Exemption Status – Participants were asked to identify the FLSA classification of their matched position.

New to the survey this year is a Retail Store Assistant Manager.

The general information section reports data for 2017 pay increases, and 2018 and 2019 projected pay increases, historical tracking of projected increases versus actual increases, average hiring rates, ratio of human resource employees to total employees, and HR service model.

2018 Benchmark Compensation Survey Geographic Comparison

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 2018 participant analysis by geographic location, industry type, and employment size for all four states: Arizona, Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming.

Participant Analysis:

The charts below shows the various industry groups and employment sizes of employers who submitted data. These data include participants in all four geographic areas: Arizona, Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming. See the published surveys for individual state breakouts.

Want to Know More?

Attend one of the annual Benchmark Compensation Survey Briefing Sessions! These are FREE sessions featuring highlights from the 2018 Benchmark Compensation Survey. In addition, an Economist will present a regionally specific and national economic overview at all locations. Register today for one of the following dates:

To register call 800.884.1328, email registration@employerscouncil.org, or go online at EmployersCouncil.org.

To request a copy of the survey, please contact the Employers Council Surveys Department. Copies of these resources are available to authorized employees of Employers Council members. Call 800.884.1328, email surveys@employerscouncil.org, or go online to EmployersCouncil.org.