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Looking for National Compensation Survey Data?

 Employers Council provides members access to the National Wage and Salary Survey, National IT & Engineering Compensation Survey, and National Sales Compensation Survey, all produced by the Employer Associations of America.

Employer associations throughout the United States (including Employers Council) submit data from their respective benchmark compensation surveys to produce the National Wage and Salary Survey, which is published each December. The most recent survey contains data for 151 benchmark jobs reported by 21 employer associations across the country. The number of employees reported across the 151 jobs is 207,693 in 43 geographic areas.

The National Wage and Salary Survey contains data for the following job families:

  • Administrative Office Services
  • Custom Service
  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Drafting & Documentation
  • Engineering Manufacturing
  • Facilities Management/Maintenance/Construction
  • Financial/Accounting/Payroll
  • Human Resources
  • Legal
  • Marketing
  • Material Handling/Warehousing/Purchasing
  • Production/Machining/Production Maintenance
  • Quality
  • Safety/Security
  • Service/Field
  • Traffic/Fleet
  • Training

The National IT & Engineering Compensation Survey is based on data from each association and its participating members. Employers Council submits data from its annual Benchmark Compensation and Information Technology Surveys, published each September. The most recent survey contains data reported by 9 employer associations across the country representing 1,534 companies. There are 201 benchmark jobs in the survey with 27,196 employees reported across 6 geographic regions.

The National IT & Engineering Compensation Survey contains data for the following job families:

  • Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemist
  • Civil Engineering
  • Design Engineering
  • Document
  • Electrical/Electronics Engineering
  • General Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Manufacturing/Process Engineering
  • Quality/Test Engineering
  • Sales Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • IT Management
  • Business Analyst
  • Database Administration
  • HRIS
  • Network
  • Operating Systems
  • Applications Development/Programmer
  • Systems Analysis/Programming
  • Telecommunications

The National Sales Compensation Survey is also based on data from members invited to participate. Employers Council invites its members to participate in this annual survey which is published every November.

The most recent survey contains data reported by 10 employer associations across the country, representing 2,189 companies. There are 15 benchmark jobs representing a full sales force, from executive to inside sales. The survey includes 12,883 employees reported across 2,189 locations representing six regions.

The National Sales Compensation Survey contains data for the following job families:

  • Executive
  • Sales Manager
  • National Accounts Manager
  • International Sales Representative/Account Executive
  • Outside Sales Representative/Account Executive
  • Inside Sales Representative
  • Order Processing/ Route Sales Representative

The National Wage and Salary Survey and National IT & Engineering Compensation Survey are available on our website along with all the other Employers Council surveys here. The National Sales Compensation Survey is free to Employers Council participants of the survey, and a pdf version of the final report is available to non-participants for $85.

If you have any questions on any of these national Employer Associations of America surveys, please contact us at surveys@employerscouncil.org. Employers Council’s Surveys Department is here to help you, no matter what the question!