Data: The Money in Membership

Membership Associations Now March/April 2015

How lucrative can a career in association membership be? Check out the latest benchmarking data in compensation for various positions in association membership departments.

There's room for growth in an association membership career. According to ASAE research in 2014, an entry-level membership pro could increase her pay 2.5 times by rising through the ranks to membership chief. Of the 24 association chief-level positions examined in the study, chief member services officer ranked 18th.

2014 Median Total Compensation

Chief Member Services Officer:


Member Services Director:


Member Services Manager:


Membership Coordinator/Assistant:



Source: ASAE Association Compensation & Benefits Study, 2014–2015 edition