We need you! Survey benchmarks comms salaries and benefits

A Ragan survey on compensation and culture will enable communicators to see how they fare industrywide. Plus, there are perks for participants.

Salary benchmark survey

Surely we all secretly long to know what our colleagues across the industry are earning, or which benefits are the norm.

Are you as underpaid and overworked as you feel? Are those long weekends you spend mapping out a campaign de rigueur for the industry—or is your Pointy-Haired Boss taking advantage of you?

If you’re looking for benchmark data to take to your bosses the next time you ask for a raise, lend us a hand—and help yourself and your colleagues while you are at it. Participate in our first annual Ragan Salary & Workplace Culture Survey, a comprehensive look at salaries, benefits, duties, bonuses and other aspects of the job in a fast-moving industry.

Both internal and external communicators are encouraged to participate.

Ragan Communications CEO Diane Schwartz emphasizes the potential value of the survey’s cross-industry comparisons.

“At a time when communicators are working harder than ever to move the needle for their organization, it is critical we provide them with benchmarking data that underscores their worth,” Schwartz says. “The Ragan salary survey will be indispensable for communicators, and we look forward to our community participating in this important research.”

Perks for participants

By taking part, you will receive a $200 discount to a Ragan conference of your choice in 2020. Furthermore, there’s a chance to earn cash before the big-spending holiday season: You’ll be entered to win a $500 American Express gift card.

The survey will offer an industry-wide set of data providing a unique vantagepoint on the workplace landscape. No more need to sneak a look at your colleagues’ pay stubs, nor strain to eavesdrop on a call in the next cubicle discussing this year’s bonus.

“Our goal is to arm each and every one of you with data to help you succeed in your career and achieve your goals,” the survey states.

Worrywarts, fear not: Responses are anonymous. All participants, however, help create a resource that enables communications pros to seek new opportunities in the field, develop teams and foster an engaged workforce. All who complete the survey will receive a full report on the findings.

Among the questions we’re asking:

  • To whom do you report?
  • What is your annual base salary?
  • How satisfied are you with your compensation?
  • Which type of professional development does your organization offer?
  • How many weekends do you work on average?

We’ll find out the raises, bonuses and benefits your fellow professionals get, and we’ll dig into “soft benefits” such as gym memberships, work from home, and senior care time off.

Help us map the face of the industry, gain a conference discount and provide yourself with vital data to boost your career. Take the Ragan Salary & Workplace Culture Survey now.

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