Jan 26, 2017
United Fresh launches 2017 industry compensation survey

The United Fresh Produce Association has launched its 2017 Compensation Survey for the fresh produce industry. The data collected will be published in an expansive research report that will assist produce industry employers in understanding critical compensation benchmarks, according to the association.

The survey collects compensation and benefits data from produce companies for more than 30 full-time positions in the areas of: sales & marketing; production & operations; quality control & assurance; administration; finance & accounting; and executives. The survey is open to any U.S. or Canadian-based produce employer, including grower-shippers, brokers, wholesaler-distributors, importers, exporters and fresh-cut processors.

The survey is administered every two years by expert research firm Industry Insights. The results will be published in a detailed research report designed to help produce companies directly compare their salaries and benefits. Data is reported by: ownership type (family, private, public); type of business; produce sales volume; number of full-time employees; and geography.

The survey is open at www.unitedfreshsurvey.com to any U.S. or Canadian-based produce company until April 21. The final research report will be available in June at the United Fresh 2017 convention in Chicago.

There is no cost to participate in the survey. Companies that submit data for the survey are eligible to receive a fully-customized report for their company at the special rate of $95. Non-survey participants can order the final report for $495 for United Fresh members, and $695 for non-members.

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