Surveys and Data

Over 300 wage and salary classifications; data on 100's of policy and benefit issues from health insurance to vacation, retirement and more. As well as specialized and mini-surveys. All data is free and only available to members.

Regional Data

EA conducts a wide variety of annual surveys covering cash compensation for over 300 job classifications; plus policies, practices and employee benefits—for all levels of employees. These surveys are an invaluable resource in developing and reviewing a company’s “total compensation” package. What are other organizations paying? Is your benefit package competitive? EA’s surveys help employers monitor the market and make sound management decisions.  Our survey information is arranged in easy-to-read formats. To increase the value of the compensation data, EA’s special reports can be provided to isolate various cuts—such as; industry types, employment size, etc.

National Data

In this day of high tech, internet, and hit or miss service organizations there exists a group of associations that have been conducting and maintaining some of the most comprehensive wage, salary, and benefit surveys in the country – an invaluable resource for recruiting and retention.

2023 National Wage & Salary Report –Order Form


Survey Title Mailed Due Date Report
2021 Healthcare Cost Survey 06/28/2021 07/09/2021 02/09/2020
2021 Summer Work & Internship Survey 01/12/2021 02/09/2021 02/09/2020
2021 Office Salary Survey 02/15/2021 03/26/2021 May
2021 Production Wage & Salary Survey 04/12/2021 04/30/2021 May
2021 Summer Shutdowns,
Summer Hours &
Flextime Schedules Survey
02/15/2021 03/26/2021 05/12/2020
2021-2022 Salary Budget West MI and National Survey 07/12/2021 07/30/2021 October
2021 Winter Shutdowns Survey 09/13/2021 09/30/2021 October
2021 Auto Mileage Survey 09/13/2021 09/30/2021 October
2022 Holiday Observances Survey 09/13/2021 09/30/2021 October


EA collects regional and local data and information on an as-needed basis. These are conducted through pertinent membership groups to gather data, ideas, and processes in order to share with the requesting member. Once the data is collected reports are returned and available below.


Mini-Survey Title Survey Date
Uniforms 1-2017
Flextime, Telecommuting & Volunteer time 1-2017
Hourly and Non-Exempt Bonuses 4-2017
Tuition Assistance 5-2017
Shifts and Pay Periods 5-2017
Vacations and Attendance 7-2017
Employee Performance and Recognition 8-2017
Drug Testing & Physicals 9-2017
Transcript & Degree Verification 9-2017
HRIS Platforms 10-2017
Flex Time, Comp Time, Key Cards  3-2018
Loans and Social Committees 4-2018
Sales Comissions 4-2018
Clock In  & Out 5-2018
Retirement 6-2018
Radio & Food in Production Area 4-2019
Badge Systems for Facility Entry  7-2019
Gym Membership Reimbursement  8-2019
Remote Worker Policies  8-2019
EA Book Recommendations 1-2017
COVID & Entrance/Access Protocols 1-2017
Recruiting Poll 1-2017
Vacation Survey 6-2020