Compensation and Benefits Survey
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Order the 2017 Compensation and Benefits Survey  (only 1 copy left!)

The 2017 SAWA Compensation and Benefits Survey is available for order. The report contains animal welfare industry specific data collected through the payroll period closest to January 1, 2017 including:

The SAWA 2017 Compensation & Benefits Survey
report contains expanded wage and benefits data for a variety of job descriptions.  As the field continues to evolve, we continuously add new positions to the list of those surveyed and remove positions that are reported by members as being out of date.

Please note that this year’s Compensation & Benefits Survey focuses heavily on employee wages and benefits and less on operations.  SAWA will conduct this survey every other year (next to be released in 2019) and will conduct a more in-depth operations survey in the off years (first to be released in 2018).

Salary Data -- Reported by annual budget and by geographic location. This section includes weighted average and annual incentive data lines for each job classification. Also reported for each surveyed position is the percent of incumbents having supervisory responsibility, CAWA certification, eligibility for bonus/incentive pay, and degree of match indicator. Benefit information is also displayed for CEO/Executive Director.

Personnel Practices Data - This section includes selected benefits and personnel practices for reporting Organizations.

As a SAWA member, if you participated in the Survey, a free copy was mailed directly to you (you do not need to order). If you did not participate in the Survey and would like to obtain a copy, please contact  Pricing is as follows:

SAWA MEMBERS not participating in the 2017 Survey, or purchasing a 2nd Survey copy: $150*

*Plus $6 postage and handling fee inside US; $10 outside US.

For additional information please contact:

The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement
15508 W. Bell Road
Suite 101-613
Surprise, AZ 85374


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