Survey News

The Benchmark Compensation Survey is Now Available!

Employers Council’s 2019 Benchmark Compensation Survey collected base wages for 426 positions across 10 distinct job families for 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 426 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 are digital marketing, supply chain, installation, inventory control, and sustainability positions among others (refer to the Survey Introduction for a complete list of changes to this year’s survey).

The general information section reports data for 2018 pay increases, 2019 and 2020 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.

2019 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 2019 participant analysis by geographic location, industry type, and employment size for all four states: Arizona, Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming.

Participant Analysis:

The charts below show 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.