Wage + Benefits Survey

Did you know that one of the top-rated surveys conducted by PIA San Diego is the annual Wage + Benefits Survey? Where else can your company access industry compensation practices from a regional and national perspective? Nowhere!

Published in conjunction with the Americas Print Association Network (APAN), the Wage & Benefits survey provides invaluable insights to stay competitive in your local labor marketplace.

About the Survey
The Wage & Benefits Survey is the most comprehensive annual survey on labor costs and human resource policies of print-related companies. From top management to the shipping department, the survey annually captures labor costs and human resource practices from nearly 500 firms and more than 15,000 employees across North America. All data is reported in averages to ensure strict confidentiality of participants.

Survey Includes

  • Wages for most industry positions in sixteen categories
  • Policies for overtime, vacation, PTO, sick time, and health insurance
  • Job descriptions for more than 200  industry positions
  • Reports segmented by region and company size

Survey Features

  • Personalized online user dashboard
  • Multiple locations can be entered by a single user
  • Incentives and retention strategies
  • Adjusted wages for existing staff to match new hires
Our Wage + Benefits Survey is the most comprehensive survey available within the print industry. Companies who participate in the survey receive a free copy of the results – $595 in value! All information collected is strictly confidential.
The survey covers:
• Wages
• Annual Salaries
• Health Insurance Benefits
• Human Resource Policies

Order the 2023 Wage + Benefits Report

The 2023 Wage + Benefits Report is available in both digital format and in printed form. This report is complimentary for those who participated in the survey and participants should have already received their copy. The survey is available for purchase for non-participants.
Cost: Participants: FREE, Members: $295 On Sale @ $199, Non-Members: $595 On Sale @ $250
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Additional Management Resources

Printing Industry Performance & Insights Reports

Fifteen regional printing associations have introduced a quarterly survey called the Printing Industry Performance & Insights (PIPI) study analyzing the performance and outlook of the print and graphic communications industry. The objective of the quarterly study is to provide leaders like yourself actionable advice on how to more effectively manage your operation.

The study is conducted through the Jones College of Business at Middle Tennessee State University. If you have any questions, please reach out to Dr. Ralph Williams Jr. at Ralph.Williams@mtsu.edu.

We invite you participate in the survey occurring on a quarterly basis. The next survey will be available on January 2022 and the report will be published shortly after. If you would like to be included on the email reminders, please reach out to Megan Anderson

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Sales Compensation Report - 2022

The 2022 Sales Compensation Study was a joint project of the Americas Print Association Network (APAN). It was conducted in the spring of 2022 and provides participants with a definitive benchmark for comparing compensation practices and policies to best-in-class sales organizations. This Sales Compensation Study reports averages to ensure strict confidentiality of participants.

The Sales Compensation 2022 Study includes:

  • Best-in-class compensation practices, including salary, commissions, incentives, and bonuses.
  • Benchmarking of commission percentage and basis.
  • Policies associated with quotes, reruns, and problem-handling conducted by sales reps without management approval.
  • Marketing and technology-support practices.
  • Benefits and reimbursement practices.
  • Sales per rep ratios by market segment and process.
  • Regional reporting, addressing for cost-of-living factors.

This survey may only be purchased by companies eligible for active membership in the association. An active member is a member engaged in any facet of graphic imaging and printing, including but not limited to pre-press, press and post-press functions. Examples: printers, graphic designers, advertising agencies, binders, envelope and stationery manufacturers, printing brokers, and producers of various specialized printed products.

Companies that participated in the survey by submitting their information may receive a copy of this report for free.

If you would like to purchase the report it’s $250 for members and $750 for non members.

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