The following guide provides sources for compensation and benefits information for a wide range of industries, with information provided for each resource including a description of its primary features and any information that is available free online.
Salary surveys available from this source include the "CEO & Senior Executive Compensation Report for Private Companies" which provides base salary, bonus, incentives, benefits, and perquisites data for executives by annual company revenue, number of employees, industry, and geographic region.
Interactive database provides hourly and annual wage data by industry and occupation on a national, state, metro, and local area basis, with statistical wage measures reported for hourly and annual pay periods including 10th, 25th, 50th, 75th, and 90th percentiles. All information is available free online.
Industry-specific and cross-industry surveys provide compensation data for executive, management,
and hourly personnel, with data broken out by gross revenue, number of FTE employees, geographic region, state, and local geographic area. Sample reports can be downloaded and viewed online.
Interactive web-based application provides executive compensation data for 500 positions in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, with peer group data adjustable by industry, company size, and geographic area. Sample screenshots, cities included, jobs included, and industries covered can be viewed online.
National survey provides base pay, bonus, and total compensation information for over 100 executive and senior management positions on a national and regional basis, with data broken out by industry, gross revenue, and number of FTE employees. Sample report can be downloaded and viewed online.
Benchmark report provides officer compensation expense in dollars and as a percentage of sales for over 900 industries and 13 sales size ranges, with average sales for each size range calculated by dividing dollar amount by percentage of sales. Sample report can be downloaded and viewed online.
Annual salary surveys provide compensation data from the ERI Assessor Series®, digitized public sources, and direct survey participants on a national and regional level, with a complete list of job positions included in each survey and sample pages for selected job positions accessible online.
Occupational Employment Statistics
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational wage and employment survey provides hourly and annual wage data for occupations by industry on a national, state, and metro area level, with statistical measures for national data including average, median, and 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentiles. All information is available free online.
Online resource provides career information for hundreds of occupations, with information provided including job duties, work environment, training and educational requirements, number and types of jobs, median annual wages, and 10-year employment outlook. All information is available free online.
Five-year comparative income statements provide officer compensation expense in dollars and as a percentage of sales for more than 5,500 different lines of business, with reports available by annual sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level. Sample reports are available online.
Free online service provides median salary and hourly wages for selected job positions by industry, and provides users with the ability to create custom reports for specific positions using criteria such years of experience, degree attained, annual company sales, number of employees, and geographic location.
Interactive web-based application provides compensation data for over 6,000 job positions in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, with peer group data adjustable by industry, company size, and geographic area. Sample screenshots, cities included, jobs included, and industries covered can be viewed free online.
Free summary reports provide salary, bonus, and benefits data for job positions based on geographic location, with premium reports customizable by industry, organization size, years of experience, level of education, professional certifications, number of direct reports, and to whom the position reports.
Free salary calculator provides average base salary levels for job positions based on employer industry, employer size (total number of employees), geographic location (e.g., city, state/province/district, and country), years of experience, education level attained, and professional certifications and licenses.
Subscription-based online service provides salary and benefits information for over 900 job positions, with results filterable by industry, annual revenue, total number of employees, and geographic location (e.g., national, regional, state, and local area). Survey results demonstration model is available online.
For industry-specific resource guides that identify resources available from trade associations, research firms, and other sources, see the Industry Resources section which provides resource guides for more than 400 industries, with resource categories covered in these guides including industry analysis, trends, statistics and forecasts, financial statements and financial ratios, and compensation and salary surveys.