Salt Lake Area Compensation Survey - 2024

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2024 Survey Materials Available
15 January 2024

2023 Survey Results Available on DataCentral®
21 August 2023

2022 Survey Results Available on DataCentral®
15 August 2022

2021 Survey Results Available on DataCentral®
09 August 2021

2020 Survey Results Available on DataCentral®
03 September 2020

2019 Survey Results Available on DataCentral®
07 August 2019

2018 Survey Results Available on DataCentral®
22 August 2018

2017 Survey Results Available on DataCentral®
07 August 2017

2016 Survey Results Available on DataCentral®
06 August 2016

Western Management Group invites you to participate in the 2024 edition of the Salt Lake Area Compensation Survey, a cross-industry regional study. This survey was developed in conjunction with an Advisory Team consisting of representatives from specific Salt Lake area companies. 

Advisory / Design Team

We would like to thank the companies of the Advisory Team for their support and assistance. 

Associated Food Stores
Brigham Young University
Church Of Jesus Christ Of LDS
State Of Utah
Utah Valley University
Zions Bank

Key Features

  • Actual Total Cash data including Actual Base Salary, Actual Individual Variable Pay and Actual Other Variable Pay
  • Geographic breakouts of data for two major regions in the Salt Lake Area
  • Industry, Employee Headcount and Revenue Level breakouts
  • 109 participants were included in the 2023 edition
  • Over 520 benchmark jobs, each with detailed job descriptions

New This Year

New Jobs

Database Design Engineering Manager
Network Systems Engineering Manager
Systems Analysis Manager
Information/Cyber Security Director

Please refer to the survey Input Instructions for a full list of updated and revised survey content.

Survey Schedule

January 2024
6 & 7 March 2024
15 March 2024
15 April 2024
July 2024
Distribution of Input Materials
Annual Participant / Job Match Meetings - Click Here to Register
Effective Date of Data
Deadline for Submission of Data - Extended to 15 June 2024
Results available to Participants via DataCentral®

Survey Fees

All survey results are delivered via our DataCentral® online survey report tool.  You have YEAR ROUND access to both the Standard Report which includes data from ALL participants on ALL jobs, and Custom Results where you can create your own report selections based on your choice of companies, product sectors, geographies, revenue, etc.  With the Custom Report you have complete control of the complexity of analyses, comparisons, and customization of results from the survey database, and you can run an unlimited number of reports to satisfy your needs on a 24x7 basis.  All results are provided in both PDF and XLS Formats, including uploadable XLS versions.
DataCentral® Access   
Provides BOTH Standard and Custom Report Access       $ 2,000 

Survey Discounts

We firmly believe in rewarding our survey participants for helping to make our surveys better. You can earn significant discounts this year!

$ 300   Previous Participant Discount for all 2023 Salt Lake Area Survey Participants
$ 300   New Participant Referral Discount for each new participant you refer – PLUS the company you refer also receives this discount!

Participants are invoiced when we receive their input to the survey. All applicable discounts are applied at that time.

Survey Results and Samples - DataCentral®

There are two levels of results access available depending on your needs…whether you only need the Standard Report in PDF or XLS format covering ALL of the participants and ALL of the jobs, or Custom Report access which provides complex reporting “drill-down” capabilities.  Regardless of the level chosen, all participants will receive a FULL YEAR of 24x7 access to DataCentral® to download your reports online, or run unlimited Custom Reports and get immediate results. Both levels described below will provide the analyses in both PDF and XLS Formats.

Download the full survey Standard Report which contains ALL data from ALL participants.  Your data is included in the computation of job data statistics and totals.  Available in both Adobe Acrobat.pdf and Excel.xls formats, at no additional cost. 

  • Job Descriptions:  Uploadable job descriptions in Excel, Word and Adobe Acrobat are also provided at no additional cost.
  • Summary Report:  Displays a line of data for each job, including basic statistics such as:
Average or Median Base Pay 
Average or Median Variable Cash Compensation
Average or Median Total Compensation
Total Number of Incumbents 
Total Number of Companies

View a sample of the Summary Report

  • Detail Report:  Provides a full page of data analysis for each job, including statistics on each pay element such as:
Highest Rate Reported 
90th, 75th, 50th, 25th 10th Percentiles 
Lowest Rate Reported 
Number of Employees Reported 
Employee Weighted Average 
Number of Companies 
Company Weighted Average
Earnings Mix: Showing Base, Variable Cash Compensation as a percentage of Total Cash 
Prevalence and Impact Statistics and Analysis for various Pay Elements

View a sample of the Detail Report

  • Breakout Report:  For each survey job, displays averages or median of each pay element by Product Segment, Geographic Area and Revenue.
Average or Median Base Pay
Average or Median Variable Cash Compensation
Average or Median Total Cash Compensation
Average or Median Target Bonus Percentage
Total Number of Incumbents 
Total Number of Companies 

View a sample of the Breakout Report
  • Uploadable Excel Report:  Provides a job-by-job spreadsheet report with all of the major statistics and pay elements laid out in a readily uploadable format for third party analysis software.
The Custom Report Option offers detailed and full customized reporting capability.  Ideal for participants who need reports based on a selected set of participants or to meet specific scoping criteria.  You have complete control and flexibility in defining your own reports to include the pay elements and statistics you require.

Company Selections
Company Size by Revenue or Employment
Business Segment
Geographic Area: Region/State/Metro Area
Data Elements and Statistics Calculations
Custom Percentiles
Standard Deviations
Weighted and Simple Averages
Data Aging
And much more!

Includes all of the above reports from the Standard level PLUS

  • Uploadable Excel Breakout Report:  Similar to the Uploadable Excel Report above, PLUS adds the ability to split the results into categories such as Geography, Product, or Revenue, etc.
  • Market Comparison Report:  Provides a tabular and graphic comparison of your own company data to that of your selected market. An easy way to show competitive standing of your company.
View a sample of the Market Comparison Report

For a live demonstration of the power, flexibility and capabilities of DataCentral go to and scroll down to ”Our Features” under “DataCentral” and click on “Take a Test Drive”, or call Donna Bowman at +1 408 596 7372 for additional guidance.

Recent Participants - 2023

Airbus U.S. Space and Defense
American Systems
Arup Laboratories
ASRC Federal
Associated Food Stores
Atkins Nuclear Secured
Bechtel Nuclear, Security & Environmental
Big West Oil
Bogle Vineyards
Booz Allen Hamilton
Brigham Young University
Cache County
CACI International
Capgemini Government Solutions
Cherokee Nation Businesses
Clarity Innovations
Clean Harbors
Constellation Brands
CRI Advantage
Davidson Technologies
Deloitte Services
Dominion Energy
doTERRA International
Draper Laboratory
ECS Tech
Edwards Lifesciences
FJ Management
General Atomics
General Dynamics/Information Technology
General Dynamics/Mission Systems
Heber Light and Power
Hospital Corporation of America
Huntington Ingalls Industries
ICF International
Innophos Nutrition
Intermountain Health Care
Intermountain Power Agency
Jacobs Technology
Janicki Industries
Johns Hopkins University
KBR Government Solutions US
Lennox International
Lockheed Martin
ManTech International
Merrill Gardens
Northrop Grumman
NRG Energy
Oak Ridge Associated Universities
Orbit Irrigation Products
Penske Truck Leasing
RTI International
Ryder Systems
Sacred Circle Healthcare
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake Community College
Salt Lake County
Scientific Research
Sierra Nevada
Southwest Research Institute
Space Dynamics Laboratory
Stampin Up
State of Utah, DHRM
Stellar Senior Living
Studsvik Scandpower
Sunrise Senior Living
Tailored Brands
Textron Systems
U.S. Foods
U.S. Magnesium
University of Utah
USANA Health Sciences
Utah Housing Corporation
Utah Municipal Power Agency
Utah State University
Utah Transit Authority
Utah Valley University
Varex Imaging
Wasatch Front Waste & Recycling District
Weber State University
Wolverine Fuels
Zions Bancorporation

Survey Job Coverage



Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
Chief Information Officer (CIO)
General Counsel
Chief Engineering Officer
Chief Human Resources Officer
Chief Administrative Officer
Chief of Staff


Clerical Support 1
Clerical Support 2
Clerical Support 3
Clerical Support 4
Executive Assistant to CEO/President 1
Executive Assistant to CEO/President 2
Administrative Assistant 1
Administrative Assistant 2
Administrative Assistant 3
Receptionist 1
Receptionist 2
Printer Lead
Messenger/Mail Clerk 2
Mailroom Supervisor
Travel Consultant (On-Site)
Office Supervisor
Office Manager
Real Estate Appraiser
Commercial Real Estate Appraiser
Police Officer
Police Sergeant
Police Lieutenant
Retail Sales Clerk
Food Service Operator
Hot Cook
Cold Cook
Dining Room Supervisor


Paralegal 1
Paralegal 2
Legal Secretary 1
Legal Secretary 2
Attorney 1
Attorney 2
Attorney 3


Human Resources Assistant 1
Human Resources Assistant 2
Human Resources Assistant 3
Human Resources Coordinator/Specialist
Human Resources Representative/Generalist 1
Human Resources Representative/Generalist 2
Human Resources Representative/Generalist 3
Human Resources Representative/Generalist 4
Compensation Analyst 1
Compensation Analyst 2
Compensation Analyst 3
Compensation Manager 1
Benefits Assistant 1
Benefits Assistant 2
Benefits Assistant 3
Benefits Manager
Recruiter 1
Recruiter 2
Recruiter 3
Employment Manager
Training & Development Specialist 1
Training & Development Specialist 2
Training & Development Specialist 3
Training & Development Manager 1
Associate Wellness Coordinator
Wellness Manager
Human Resources Business Partner 1
Human Resources Business Partner 2
Human Resources Business Partner 3
Industrial Hygienist 1
Industrial Hygienist 2
Industrial Hygienist 3
Environmental Health & Safety Engineer 1
Environmental Health & Safety Engineer 2
Environmental Health & Safety Engineer 3
Environmental Health & Safety Manager
Human Resources Services Supervisor
Human Resources Manager 1
Human Resources Director


Trade Show/Exhibits/Events Specialist 1
Trade Show/Exhibits/Events Specialist 2
Trade Show/Exhibits/Events Specialist 3
Customer Service Representative 1
Customer Service Representative 2
Customer Service Representative 3
Customer Service/Call Center Supervisor
Customer Service/Call Center Manager
Photographer 2
Photographer 3
Public Relations Specialist 1
Public Relations Specialist 2
Product Manager
Marketing Analyst 1
Marketing Analyst 2
Marketing Analyst 3
Social Media Specialist 2
Social Media Specialist 3
Web Content Specialist
Videographer 2
Videographer 3
Video Producer
Copywriter 1
Copywriter 2
Graphic Design Specialist 1
Graphic Design Specialist 2
Graphic Design Specialist 3
Call Center Representative 1 (Inbound)
Call Center Representative 2 (Inbound)
Call Center Sales Supervisor
Call Center Sales Manager 1
Call Center Sales Manager 2
Community Development Specialist
Art Director


Accounting Assistant 1
Accounting Assistant 2
Accounting Assistant 3
Accountant 1
Accountant 2
Accountant 3
Accountant 4
Payroll Assistant 2
Payroll Assistant 3
Payroll Manager 1
Payroll Director
Financial Analyst 1
Financial Analyst 2
Financial Analyst 3
Financial Analyst 4
Financial Analysis Manager
Business Analyst 1
Business Analyst 2
Business Analyst 3
Internal Auditor 1
Internal Auditor 2
Internal Auditor 3
Internal Auditor 4
Internal Audit Manager
Internal Audit Director
Collections Specialist 1
Collections Specialist 2
Collections Specialist 3
Collections Supervisor
General Accounting Supervisor
General Accounting Manager
Tax Administration Director


Purchasing Assistant 1
Purchasing Assistant 2
Purchasing Assistant 3
Buyer 1
Buyer 2
Buyer 3
Purchasing Supervisor
Purchasing Manager
Contract Administrator 1
Contract Administrator 2
Contract Administrator 3
Contracts Administration Manager 1
Material Handler 1
Material Handler 2
Material Handler 3
Material Handler 4
Material Handling Supervisor
Shipping/Receiving Clerk 1
Shipping/Receiving Clerk 2
Shipping/Receiving Clerk 3
Forklift Operator
Light Truck Operator
Heavy Truck/Vehicle Operator
Tractor Trailer Operator
Stores/Shipping/Receiving Supervisor 1
Stores/Shipping/Receiving Supervisor 2
Stores/Shipping/Receiving Manager
Production Planner/Scheduler 1
Production Planner/Scheduler 2
Production Planner/Scheduler 3
Master Scheduler
Inventory/Supply Analyst 1
Inventory/Supply Analyst 2
Inventory/Supply Analyst 3
Inventory/Supply Manager
Production Planning Supervisor
Materials Manager


Computer Operator 1
Computer Operator 2
Computer Operator 3
Computer Operator 4
Data Entry Operator 1
Data Entry Operator 2
Data Entry Operator 3
Data Entry Supervisor
Database Design Administrator 2
Database Design Administrator 3
Database Design Engineering Manager
Computer Operations Supervisor
Computer Operations Manager
Network Systems Analyst/Engineer 2
Network Systems Analyst/Engineer 3
Network Systems Analyst/Engineer 4
Network Systems Analyst/Engineer 5
Network Systems Engineering Manager
Telecommunications/Networks Technician 1
Telecommunications/Networks Technician 2
Telecommunications/Networks Technician 3
Web Technical Developer 1
Web Technical Developer 2
Web Technical Developer 3
PC Support Technician 1 (In-House)
PC Support Technician 2 (In-House)
PC Support Technician 3 (In-House)
MIS/Help Desk Coordinator 1
MIS/Help Desk Coordinator 2
MIS/Help Desk Coordinator 3
Business Data Analyst 1
Business Data Analyst 2
Business Data Analyst 3
Business Data Analysis Manager
Applications Programmer/Analyst 1
Applications Programmer/Analyst 2
Applications Programmer/Analyst 3
Applications Programmer/Analyst 4
Software/Systems Programmer 1
Software/Systems Programmer 2
Software/Systems Programmer 3
Software/Systems Programmer 4
Systems Programming Manager
Systems Analyst 1
Systems Analyst 2
Systems Analyst 3
Systems Analyst 4
Systems Analysis Manager
Software/Systems Design Engineer 1
Software/Systems Design Engineer 2
Software/Systems Design Engineer 3
Software/Systems Design Engineer 4
Software/Systems Design Engineer 5
Cyber Security Systems Engineer 1
Cyber Security Systems Engineer 2
Cyber Security Systems Engineer 3
Cyber Security Systems Engineer 4
Information/Cyber Security Director
Cloud Architect 3
Cloud Architect 4
Cloud Architect 5
Cloud Engineer 1
Cloud Engineer 2
Cloud Engineer 3
Cloud Engineer 4
Cloud Engineer 5
Information Systems/Networks Security Specialist 1
Information Systems/Networks Security Specialist 2
Information Systems/Networks Security Specialist 3
Information Systems/Networks Security Specialist 4
Information Technology Project Manager 1
Information Technology Project Manager 2
Information Technology Manager 1
Information Technology Manager 2
Scrum Master


Facilities Maintenance Technician 1
Facilities Maintenance Technician 2
Facilities Maintenance Technician 3
Electro-Mechanical Maintenance Technician 1
Electro-Mechanical Maintenance Technician 2
Electro-Mechanical Maintenance Technician 3
Machine Maintenance Mechanic 1
Machine Maintenance Mechanic 2
Machine Maintenance Mechanic 3
Maintenance Mechanic - Journey Level
Line Maintenance Supervisor
Line Maintenance Manager 1
Maintenance Electrician - Journey Level
Maintenance Plumber - Journey Level
Boiler Operator - Journey Level
Painter 1
Painter 2
HVAC Mechanic
Maintenance Carpenter - Journey Level
Auto Mechanic - Journey Level
Fire Safety Specialist
Janitor/Custodian 1
Janitor/Custodian 2
Janitorial Supervisor
Laundry Worker/Seamstress
Security Guard 1 Unarmed
Security Guard 2 Armed
Security Supervisor
Security Manager 1
Facilities Supervisor
Facilities Manager 1
Fleet Manager


Production Worker 1
Production Worker 2
Production Worker 3
Production Worker 4
Welder 1
Welder 2
Machinist 1
Machinist 2
Machinist 3
Journey Machinist
Tool & Die Maker
Continuous Improvement Specialist 1
Continuous Improvement Specialist 2
Continuous Improvement Specialist 3
Continuous Improvement Manager
Quality Assurance Supervisor
Quality Assurance Manager 1
In-Process Inspector 1
In-Process Inspector 2
In-Process Inspector 3
In-Process Inspection Supervisor 1
In-Process Inspection Supervisor 2
Project Manager 1
Project Manager 2
Production Manufacturing/Assembly Supervisor 1
Production Manufacturing/Assembly Supervisor 2
Plant Manager
Production Manufacturing/Assembly Manager 1
Production Manufacturing/Assembly Manager 2


Document Control Clerk 1
Document Control Clerk 2
Document Control Clerk 3
Technical Writer 1
Technical Writer 2
Technical Writer 3
Designer 1
Designer 2
Designer 3
Engineering Technician 1
Engineering Technician 2
Engineering Technician 3
Engineering Technician 4
Electronics Development Technician 1
Electronics Development Technician 2
Electronics Development Technician 3
Electronics Development Technician 4
Mechanical Technician 1
Mechanical Technician 2
Mechanical Technician 3
Mechanical Technician 4
Chemistry Technician 1
Chemistry Technician 2
Chemistry Technician 3
Chemistry Technician 4
Test Technician 1
Test Technician 2
Test Technician 3
Test Technician 4
Instrumentation/Calibration Technician 1
Instrumentation/Calibration Technician 2
Instrumentation/Calibration Technician 3
Instrumentation/Calibration Technician 4
Production Technician 1
Production Technician 2
Production Technician 3
Production Technician 4


Engineer/Scientist 1
Engineer/Scientist 2
Engineer/Scientist 3
Engineer/Scientist 4
Engineer/Scientist 5
Engineer/Scientist Project Lead/Supervisor
Engineer/Scientist Supervisor/Manager 1
Engineer/Scientist Manager 2/Director
Environmental Engineer 1
Environmental Engineer 2
Environmental Engineer 3
Environmental Engineer 4
Environmental Engineer 5
Electronics/Hardware Engineer 1
Electronics/Hardware Engineer 2
Electronics/Hardware Engineer 3
Electronics/Hardware Engineer 4
Electronics/Hardware Engineer 5
Mechanical Engineer 1
Mechanical Engineer 2
Mechanical Engineer 3
Mechanical Engineer 4
Mechanical Engineer 5
Test Engineer 1
Test Engineer 2
Test Engineer 3
Test Engineer 4
Manufacturing Engineer 1
Manufacturing Engineer 2
Manufacturing Engineer 3
Manufacturing Engineer 4
Manufacturing Engineer 5
Process Improvement Engineer 1
Process Improvement Engineer 2
Process Improvement Engineer 3
Process Improvement Engineer 4
Process Improvement Engineer 5
Product Development Engineer 1
Product Development Engineer 2
Product Development Engineer 3
Product Development Engineer 4
Chemist 1
Chemist 2
Chemist 3
Land Surveyor 1
Land Surveyor 3
Civil/Construction Engineer 1
Civil/Construction Engineer 2
Civil/Construction Engineer 3
Civil/Construction Engineer 4
Quality Engineer 1
Quality Engineer 2
Quality Engineer 3
Quality Engineer 4
Quality Engineer 5
Geologist 1
Geologist 2
Geologist 3


Branch Teller 1
Branch Teller 2
Branch Teller 3
Personal Banker
Private Banking Relationship Officer
Private Banker
Private Banking Relationship Manager
Loan Processing Clerk 1
Loan Processing Clerk 2
Loan Processing Clerk 3
Consumer Loan Officer
Consumer Loan Collector 1
Consumer Loan Collector 2
Consumer Loan Manager
Commercial Loan Officer 1
Commercial Loan Officer 2
Commercial Loan Officer 3
Branch Manager - Lending 1
Branch Manager - Lending 2
Branch Manager - Lending 3
Branch Manager - Lending 4
Branch Manager - Non-Lending 1
Branch Manager - Non-Lending 2
Branch Manager - Non-Lending 3
Branch Manager - Non-Lending 4
Trust Asset Administrator 1
Trust Asset Administrator 2
Trust Asset Administrator 3
Trust Asset Administration Manager
Mortgage Loan Specialist 1
Mortgage Loan Specialist 2
Mortgage Loan Specialist 3


Claims Processor 1
Claims Processor 2
Claims Processor 3
Adjuster 1
Adjuster 2


Unit Secretary/Unit Coordinator
Enrollment Processor 1
Enrollment Processor 2
Enrollment Processor 3
Admitting Clerk/Registration Clerk
Medical Records Transcriptionist
Medical Records Clerk
Medical Records Encoder
Pharmacy Technician
Medical Laboratory Technologist
Physical Therapy Assistant
Physical Therapist
Speech Language Pathologist
Respiratory Therapist (Registered)
Cardiac Catheter Technician
Radiological Technologist
Anesthesia Technician
Telemetry Monitor Technician
Operating Room Technician (Certified)
Mammography Technician
Specimen Processing Technician
MRI Technologist
Cardiologist Technician
Central Service/Processing Technician
Nuclear Medicine Technologist
CT Technologist
Ultrasound Technologist
Ophthalmic Imager
Angiography Technologist
Biomedical Technician
Medical Technologist 1
Medical Technologist 2
Psychiatric Technician
Cath Lab Technician
Cath Lab Nurse
Medical Assistant 1
Medical Assistant 2
Health Claims Analyst 1
Health Claims Analyst 2
Health Claims Analyst 3
Occupational Therapy Assistant COTA
Occupational Therapist
Certified Nursing Assistant
Nurse Practitioner NP/Physician Assistant PA 1
Nurse Practitioner NP/Physician Assistant PA 2
Nurse Practitioner NP/Physician Assistant PA 3
Licensed Vocational Nurse 1
Licensed Vocational Nurse 2
Registered Nurse 1
Registered Nurse 2
Registered Nurse 3
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Nursing Shift Supervisor
Utilization Nurse/Case Manager 1
Utilization Nurse/Case Manager 2
Social Worker MSW
Social Worker LCSW
Health Program Specialist
Medical Doctor