Institutional Advancement & Alumni Relations Compensation Survey

Data collection for the 2016 Institutional Advancement & Alumni Relations Survey is now underway.


This year we are partnering with D.G. McDermott Associates, an HR consulting firm that conducts a variety of compensation surveys. You will be registering and paying for the survey through the McDermott Associates web site.

The same report and consulting options are still available:

Survey Summary Report – All survey participants will receive this one page summary report that shows the median reported pay by position.  This summary is free to all institutions that complete the compensation spreadsheet and thus submit their data to the survey.

Full Survey Report – All participants who complete the survey are eligible to buy the Full Survey Report for $250 (about half of the non-participant price of $450).  This report will contain an analysis for each position showing the full range of pay percentiles (10th, 25th, median, 75th, 90th ) with data tabulated by standard peer clusters (e.g., small, medium and large).  Also includes Excel supplement of data points.

Customized Peer Group Report – This report, similar in format to the Full Survey Report, will allow you to customize the peer data to your needs.  You can pick up to 12 institutions (minimum of 5 for confidentiality) from the survey participant list and we’ll produce a custom report for your peer benchmarking needs.  This survey option includes a copy of the Full Survey Report and is offered to participants at a total cost of $500 (or $750 for non-survey participants). Also includes Excel supplement of data points.

Consulting Services – McConnell & Company has worked with a number of institutions to help their Boards make informed decisions on compensation, benefits, and incentive bonuses. If your compensation needs stretch beyond the scope of the survey, perhaps a custom analysis would benefit your organization.  Additionally, we annually prepare reports for some Foundation Boards that provide them safe-harbor compliance with intermediate sanctions regulations.

register for IAAR survey