Salary & Compensation Information
Contemplating a career move? Evaluating staff salaries? Learn what you, or they, should be earning. ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership conducts a research survey, typically every two years, exploring compensation levels for association professionals in various fields.
Compensation information is available either as downloadable PDFs (links below) for specific positions or in our full-length publications.
Compensation tables for the following positions are available as downloadable PDFs. These PDFs are available for immediate download after purchase and are stored in your ASAE online profile for 60 days.
- Association Compensation Interactive
- Association Executive Compensation & Benefits Study
- Greater Washington Area Compensation & Benefits Study
Browse Positions By Category
Select from the headings below for information on each catgory.
- Executive Office
Chief Executive Officer
Deputy Chief Executive
Top Multi-Function Program Position
Strategic Initiatives Executive
Top International Programs Position
Top For-Profit Subsidiary Position
Technical Program Area Specialist
- Finance/Accounting Office
- Human Resources
- Public Relations/Legislative
Chief Education/Content Officer
Top Certification Position
Standards/Credentialing Prog. Specialist
Top Information Technology Position
Website Content Coord./Manager
Data Entry Operator
More comprehensive products are available for organizational benchmarking:
The Association Compensation Interactive is an online tool that allows you to sort by multiple filters such as budget, staff size, geographic location, scope, to compare against organizations most similar to yours. Enter your organization's data and you can create reports that show where your organization falls among the dataset. This online interactive tool also gives you access to electronic copies of the two printed reports listed below.
The Association Executive Compensation & Benefits Study (also referred to as the national version) includes data from every responding organization and provides compensation information for more than 70 job titles within associations, along with a demographic look at the responding organizations by membership type, IRS tax status, total annual budget, total association staff size, membership size, geographic region and industry/interest area represented. This study also includes benefits information.
The Greater Washington Area Compensation & Benefits Study includes data from organizations responding from the Washington, DC metropolitan area and reports on more than 50 different individual association positions. This report also includes benefit information.