Benchmarking: Compensation and Benefits

compensation and benefits

For associations seeking to stay competitive in the marketplace and association professionals contemplating career moves, access to accurate salary and compensation information is essential. To track this key data, ASAE conducts a research survey every two years exploring compensation levels for association professionals in various fields and makes that data available a variety of ways.

Whether you want comprehensive data for organizational benchmarking or information on specific positions to help you in a job search or career planning, there is an option for you.

 

Comprehensive Data

AssociaMetrics provides all the data, features, and options available through ASAE’s benchmarking reports— Association Compensation & Benefits and Operating Ratio Report

— plus PDFs of the reports prepared by ASAE, all at a reduced package price.


Association Compensation & Benefits Access  allows you to sort ASAE’s compensation and benefits data by multiple filters such as budget, staff size, geographic location, and scope for comparison against organizations similar to yours. A one-year subscription includes access to electronic copies of the two survey reports below.

Association Compensation & Benefits Study, 2016–2017, includes data from every organization that responded to ASAE’s survey. It provides compensation information for more than 70 job titles within associations, along with a demographic look at the responding organizations. This study also includes benefits information.

Greater Washington Association Compensation & Benefits Study, 2016–2017, includes data from responding organizations in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area and reports on more than 50 association positions. This report also includes benefits information.

 

Data by Position

Compensation tables for positions in the following association functional areas are available as downloadable PDFs:

Executive Office

Position

Price (Mbr/Non)

Chief Executive Officer

$59.95/$79.95

Deputy Chief Executive

$59.95/$79.95

Top Multi-Function Program Position

$34.95/$44.95

General Counsel

$34.95/$44.95

Strategic Initiatives Executive

$34.95/$44.95

Top International Programs Position

$34.95/$44.95

Top For-Profit Subsidiary Position

$34.95/$44.95

Technical Program Area Specialist

$34.95/$44.95

Board/Committee Administrator

$24.95/$34.95

Administration/Support

Position

Price (Mbr/Non)

Top Administrative Position

$54.95/$74.95

Executive Assistant/Senior

$34.95/$44.95

Administrative Assistant

$24.95/$34.95

Receptionist

$24.95/$34.95

General Office Clerk

$24.95/$34.95

 

Finance/Accounting Office

Position

Price (Mbr/Non)

Chief Financial Officer

$54.95/$74.95

Controller

$34.95/$44.95

Accountant

$24.95/$34.95

Bookkeeper/Accounting Clerk

$24.95/$34.95

Payroll Clerk

$24.95/$34.95

Grants/Contracts Manager

$24.95/$34.95

Human Resources

Position

Price (Mbr/Non)

Top Human Resources Position

$54.95/$74.95

Compensation Benefits Specialist

$24.95/$34.95

Recruiter/Staffing Specialist

$24.95/$34.95

Human Resources Clerk/Assistant

$24.95/$34.95

Membership

Position

Price (Mbr/Non)

Chief Member Services Officer

$54.95/$74.95

Member Services Director

$34.95/$44.95

Member Services Manager

$34.95/$44.95

Membership Coordinator/Assistant

$24.95/$34.95

Top Component Relations Position

$34.95/$44.95

Marketing

Position

Price (Mbr/Non)

Chief Marketing Officer

$54.95/$74.95

Marketing Director

$34.95/$44.95

Marketing Project Manager

$34.95/$44.95

Marketing Coordinator/Assistant

$24.95/$34.95

Publications/Advertising

Position

Price (Mbr/Non)

Top Publications Position

$54.95/$74.95

Publications Manager

$24.95/$34.95

Editor

$24.95/$34.95

Technical Writer

$24.95/$34.95

Editorial Production Assistant

$24.95/$34.95

Graphic Designer/Artist

$24.95/$34.95

Advertising Sales Representative

$34.95/$44.95

Research/Library

Position

Price (Mbr/Non)

Top Research Position

$54.95/$74.95

Research Associate/Analyst

$24.95/$34.95

Research Associate/Coordinator

$24.95/$34.95

Staff Librarian/Reference Librarian

$24.95/$34.95

Fundraising/Foundation

Position

Price (Mbr/Non)

Top Fundraising Position

$54.95/$74.95

Fundraising/Development Coord.

$24.95/$34.95

Top Foundation Position

$54.95/$74.95

Public Relations/Legislative

Position

Price (Mbr/Non)

Top Public Relations Position

$54.95/$74.95

Top Government/Lobbying Position

$54.95/$74.95

Communications/PR/Public Affairs Specialist

$24.95/$34.95

Head of Washington, DC, Office

$54.95/$74.95

Legislative Assistant

$24.95/$34.95

Education/PD/Credentialing

Position

Price (Mbr/Non)

Chief Education/Content Officer

$54.95/$74.95

Education/Content Director

$34.95/$44.95

Education Manager/Coordinator/Registrar

$24.95/$34.95

Education Assistant

$24.95/$34.95

Top Certification Position

$34.95/$44.95

Testing Coordinator

$24.95/$34.95

Standards/Credentialing Program Specialist

$24.95/$34.95

Meetings/Expositions/Tradeshows

Position

Price (Mbr/Non)

Chief Meetings/Conventions Officer

$54.95/$74.95

Meetings/Conventions Director

$34.95/$44.95

Meeting Planner

$24.95/$34.95

Conference/Meeting/Exposition Coordinator

$24.95/$34.95

Exhibit Sales Representative

$24.95/$34.95

Technology

Position

Price (Mbr/Non)

Top Information Technology Position

$54.95/$74.95

Programmer/Analyst

$34.95/$44.95

Computer Specialist/Helpdesk Technician

$24.95/$34.95

Software Developer

$34.95/$44.95

Online/Webmaster

$24.95/$34.95

Website Content Coordinator/Manager

$24.95/$34.95

Network Engineer

$34.95/$44.95

Database Administrator

$24.95/$34.95

Records Administrator

$24.95/$34.95

Data Entry Operator

$24.95/$34.95