Compensation & Benefits Study

What It Is, and Why It's Important

The Compensation & Benefits Benchmarking Study is an online benchmarking platform that is the only one of its kind in animal welfare. This comprehensive resource provides on-demand insights related to compensation and benefits across nearly 80 animal welfare job descriptions, representing organizations across the United States, Canada and beyond.

With current staffing shortages, and a shared vision to create a more equitable and just industry, the 2023 Compensation & Benefits Study can help solve these challenges:

  • How do the salaries and benefits my organization offers compare to others in the state, region, and nationwide?
  • How can we recruit and retain diverse talent?
  • We’re creating new positions. How do we ensure our salaries are equitable and competitive?

Features and Functions

Filter the data by region, state/province, population served, organizational structure, location type, full- and part-time employees and operating budget. Available reports include an Excel file, and several different PowerPoint options featuring charts and graphs. Click to learn more about participation and purchasing options and what’s included.


GOAL: 250


to the organizations who have competed 80% or more of the study and have earned themselves free premium access to the study results.

See Who's on the List

How It Works

Did you register for Early Bird Access?
If you registered for the Compensation Study by June 15, 2023, and completed 80% of your data set, you have premium access, which includes all available filters and reports. Watch these support videos and learn how to maximize the impact of applying filters, comparing data and downloading reports. Return to the Compensation Study using the button below:
Return to the Compensation Study
If you do not register for the study or reach the completion threshold by the July 15 deadline, you will be required to purchase access to the study. The purchase cost ranges from $275 to $550. See Compare Purchasing Options below for more details.
Did you miss Early Bird Access (closed 6/15)?
Purchase Basic or Premium Access to the Compensation Study results.
Purchase BASIC Access
Purchase PREMIUM Access

Please sign in to your AAWA account prior to registering for access.

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You must have an account - either free or paid - to participate. Create an account now.

Compensation & Benefits Survey FAQ

Looking for training on compensation and benefits?

Our partner, MindEdge, offers two new online, advanced certificate programs, both earn HRCI and SHRM CEs: