The data below was collected from 1,717 current CAE certificants during the 2022 ASAE CAE Annual Survey. The survey collected individual and organizational demographics, job-related responsibilities, financial compensation, as well as overall satisfaction with the CAE Program.
Notable data collected:
- Seven out of 10 (70.8%) CAE respondents indicated their responsibilities increased after receiving their CAE while just over one-quarter (27.5%) mentioned no change in their responsibilities.
- Nearly half (48.1%) of the respondents received a merit promotion since earning the CAE certification while 66.2% received a merit pay increase. Of those who earned their CAE in the last three years (2020, 2021, 2022), 22.7% received a merit promotion and 44.0% received a pay increase.
- Nearly two-thirds (64.2%) agree that earning their CAE certification increased their networking opportunities; three-quarters agree their CAE certification both advanced their career (75.2%) and increased their sense of community (75.8%) within the association industry.
- CAEs are mostly satisfied with their experience. Nearly nine in 10 (88.9%) agree that participation in ASAE’s CAE Program was a good use of their time. Virtually all (95.4%) CAE respondents have had their expectations either “met” (79.5%) or “exceeded” (15.9%) and three quarters (75.7%) are satisfied with their CAE Program experience.
Birth Year of Current CAEs
Highest Level of Education
Current Job Title
Current Job Function
Number of Staff Members at Current Organization
Number of Years as an association professional