Wage & Benefits Survey

The 2024 Wage & Benefits Survey is Now Open
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Published in conjunction with the Americas Print Association Network (APAN), the Wage & Benefits survey provides invaluable insights to stay competitive in your local labor marketplace.

About the Survey
The Wage & Benefits Survey is the most comprehensive annual survey on labor costs and human resource policies of print-related companies. From top management to the shipping department, the survey annually captures labor costs and human resource practices from nearly 400 firms and more than 15,000 employees across North America. All data is reported in averages to ensure strict confidentiality of participants.

Survey Includes

  • Wages for most industry positions in sixteen categories
  • Policies for overtime, vacation, PTO, sick time, and health insurance
  • Job descriptions for more than 200 industry positions
  • Reports segmented by region and company size

Survey Features

  • NEW - Upload your wages from a CSV file template
  • Multiple locations can be entered by a single user
  • Incentives and retention strategies
  • Adjusted wages for existing staff to match new hires

Instructions for Getting Started:

  1. If you are a returning online participant, use the same email from before to log in. Your profile will be automatically populated with your company information.
    • If you are uncertain if you have an existing account or what e-mail was used, please email info@piamidam.org and a team member will assist you.
  2. If this is your first time completing the survey online, go to "Sign Up" and create an account. By registering, your information will be available for you to update next year.
  3. This year's Benefits and Wages are broken into separate tables to allow your benefits coordinator and HR professionals to both enter data.
    • New this year is the ability to upload a CSV file for the wage portion of the survey. Utilizing the template is required.
  4. Select start survey benefits or survey wages to get started. 
    • Previous data will populate the fields if available. When you click save, it will update your 2024 survey.
    • You can return and update information if needed.
  5. Review job descriptions. A listing of job descriptions that complement the survey can be found here
  6. Enter survey data by location. You can add locations by selecting the option next to the survey box on the main dashboard page.
  7. You have the flexibility to start and stop as needed. For returning users, the survey will only take 5-10 minutes. It will take new users 20-30 minutes. Once submitted, information is final for this year.

The 2024 Wage + Benefits Survey & Report is published by PIAG in conjunction with Americas Printing Association Network. Special thanks to LB Carlson for sponsoring the annual Wage + Benefits Survey and Reports. 

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