Report details produce industry compensation

Executives saw a 2.9% increase in salary for the current fiscal year, according to the 2013 Produce Industry Compensation & Benefits Report released by the United Fresh Produce Association.

The 130-page research report presents data collected earlier in 2013 through a confidential survey of produce industry companies. It is designed to assist produce industry employers in understanding critical compensation benchmarks.

Measuring employee compensation and benefit data for more than 30 full-time positions, the 2013 report has been updated to ad three positions: regional sales manager, marketing manager, and manager of food safety/quality assurance. Other enhancements include an expanded section on employee benefit practices and descriptions for job positions.

Prepared by research firm Industry Insights, the report allows produce companies to directly compare their salaries and benefits for full-time positions across multiple business sectors, as well as by ownership type (family, private, public), type of business, produce sales volume, number of full-time employees, and geography.

Features in the 2013 compensation report include:

•Adjustments to salary structure during the current fiscal year and anticipated adjustments for the coming year

•Base salary, bonus, and total compensation figures for 32 full-time positions

•Performance structure for bonus programs

•Expanded data on insurance benefits and retirement plans

•Non-salary compensation for employees, including stocks, vehicle allowance, cell phones, and health clubs

•Tracking of average employee turnover percentages

The report can be purchased at Companies that submitted data are eligible to receive a fully customized report for their company at a discounted rate of $195. Non-survey participants can order a report for $495 for United Fresh members and $695 for non-members.

For more details, contact Victoria Backer at 202-303-3408.


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