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Top Salary Survey Companies

Register to use CompTool’s free saalry survey manager.  Explore our list of highly recommended salary surveys, below. Every survey can be loaded into CompTool and used for your market pricing and salary benchmarking.

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CompTool Users Can Purchase or Download these Salary Surveys Directly from CompTool’s Survey Marketplace

CompTool’s survey marketplace provides instant access to surveys from the survey companies listed below. If you have an active subcsription with the companies below, you are eligible to use CompTool’s survey manager at no cost.

Culpepper Surveys

Compensation outputs include base salaries, salary structures, short-term cash incentives, total cash compensation, equity compensation & long-term incentives, total direct compensation, incentive eligibility, hourly pay rates, shift differentials, compensation ratios, and more.

HR Source Surveys

HR Source delivers timely information, local and national benchmarking data, first-rate educational programs, forums for member networking and a menu of solutions to current management challenges.

Empsight Salary Surveys

Empsight International, LLC is a human resource consulting firm which helps employers make better decisions about their investment in people. Empsight compensation surveys enable Fortune 500 and large multinational corporations to benchmark their critical functional areas.

Altura Salary Surveys

Altura Consulting Group offers an affordable suite of annual compensation surveys that serve a variety of industries, including healthcare, agriculture and academia. Altura’s surveys are designed for business use by human resources and compensation professionals and organization executives.

Compensation HR Group Surveys

The Compensation and HR Group’s National Survey is the premiere salary that is free for participants and includes data from more than 400 participants on up to 3,400 jobs and more than 180 job disciplines. Participants receive free access to CompTool’s market pricing solution and survey manager as well as level guides for executive, management, professional and support jobs.


The Mexico salary survey contains about 200 positions representing the entire structure of a typical organization: executive positions, middle management, administrative, specialized technicians, and unionized personnel, or blue-collar workers. The study is published both in April and October of each year.

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Recommended Salary Surveys

The Compensation Tool was designed to host your salary surveys, allowing you to get more than ever before. The salary surveys and compensation data providers listed below are a small number of the surveys that the Compensation Tool can support, but are highly recommended. If you run a salary survey and would like to include it in CompTool’s survey directory, please follow this link:


Akron Inc provides 2 salary surveys: (1) DC SHRM comepnsation survey for the Washginton-Baltomore area on jobs in every major industry NS (2) Think Tank Survey, which is the only survey in the US that reports on compensation and benefits data specifically for Think Tank and Research organizations.  


The Compensation Benchmark Review (CBR) is’s agriculture & food salary survey. This innovative tool is designed to provide data to specifically meet the needs across both industries. Clients can focus on general agribusiness trends or sector specific reports such as Ag Chem, Seed, Fertilizer, Commodities/Biofuels, Cooperatives, Livestock Production, Food and many more. Reports are also available by location (region/state/city), urban vs. rural, and company size. Data is confidential and collected once per year. 


Thousands of companies around the world, in tens of industries, representing millions of employees, share their compensation data with Aon every year. Together, this data forms one of the largest sources f compensation intelligence anywhere in the market.


Birches Group conducts in-depth compensation and benefits surveys that take the pulse of global labor markets, making it one of the top compensation data providers.

CEL National Real Estate Comp and Benenfits Survey

The CEL National Real Estate Compensation & Benefits Survey has become the national standard for the real estate industry. For over two decades the annual CEL compensation survey has provided accurate, timely and confidential compensation information to hundreds of participants and hundreds of CEL client compensation evaluations and decisions. No other survey is as comprehensive or offers equivalent validity based upon so many years of results. The survey incorporates over 190 positions and nearly 400 participant companies in the office, industrial, retail, residential, advisory and brokerage/services sectors. It incorporates public and private companies engaged in investment, management, development, construction, leasing and many other real estate functions.


Croner Surveys are the benchmark for compensation market data in specific industry segments. Croner reports contain everything you need to know to be competitive in attracting, retaining and motivating talent.


Foote Partners tracks and reports up-to-date base salaries in 87 North America cities and metro areas for more than 235 tech jobs and cash pay premiums for 1,078 certified and non-certified technology skills. There is no self-reporting, no aggregated data sources or compilation of others’ surveys.


To validate or improve your compensation program’s competitiveness, the first step is to objectively compare your program against similar organizations in your industry. Compensation surveys from Gallagher’s Human Resources & Compensation Consulting practice allow you to take a deeper look at the subsurface issues impacting your pay practices.


Getting reward right helps you attract, retain and engage the best people in the most cost-effective way possible. For almost 70 years, Korn Ferry has been collecting data on job size – the thing that most obviously drives pay. Today Korn Ferry collects pay data for over 20 million employees working for more than 25,000 companies in over 150 countries.


Lodestone Global analyzes private company board compensation and governance trends in their 13th annual survey. Director compensation is broken out by Revenue, Industry, Number of Employees and Structure.


Mercer Benchmark Database delivers critical insights on how much to pay your employees of all skill levels and career streams—from traditional benchmark positions to emerging roles. The MBD allows you to harness valuable data on a broad range of jobs, including those in position families


MGMA is proud to collaborate with healthcare industry professionals to contribute vast amounts of information to MGMA DataDive, based from annual surveys that focus on every detail of the medical practice management industry.


The NACE Salary Survey provides starting salary projections and data for college graduates at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree levels in a variety of majors—including business, engineering, the liberal arts, and tech-related disciplines. This survey is free for NACE members, and an affordable $315 for non-members.  


PAS conducts and publishes construction industry compensation and benefit surveys. Some of their surveys include: Executive Compensation Survey For Contractors, Construction / Construction Management Staff Salary, Construction Support Staff Salary, Benefit Survey For Contractors, Merit Shop Wage & Benefit Survey For Contractors, Heavy, Highway and Municipal Wages & Benefit Survey, Aggregate Industry Compensation Survey


Pearl Meyer offers salary surveys covering your organization’s unique employee population segments. Separately, each salary survey provides the most comprehensive perspective on total compensation for the broadest groups of positions available. Combined, the surveys paint a complete picture of total compensation, giving you the only data resource you need to establish and manage your employee pay and reward strategy.


Whether you’re a pre-commercial biotech or a leading pharmaceutical, you’ll benefit from a global survey platform spanning thousands of executive, scientific and business roles in 50 countries.  Radford has industry leading surveys for Technology, Sales, Life Sciences and a Pre-IPO organizations.


SullivanCotter has provided the most comprehensive total compensation data, analyses and reporting to a wide variety of organizations including for-profit and not-for-profit health care, higher education, public charities, associations and foundations.


The Benchmark Compensation Survey includes more than 800 executive, managerial, and individual contributor jobs in a wide range of functional areas and industries. The survey provides information on compensation policies and practices, including recruitment and retention bonuses, stock option programs, on-call pay, salary and structure increases and co-op programs.


Conducted specialized surveys for over 10,000 global organizations and covers a wide variety of industries including high technology, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, aerospace, financial services, retail, consumer products, media and advertising, entertainment, agricultural, and educational institutions.


Willis Towers Watson Data Services is a leading  compensation data provider, providing benefit and employment practice information to the global employer community. The databases provide by Willis Towers Watson are recognized worldwide as a premier source of current data for compensation planning.