Wage + Benefits Survey

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 500 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:

  • Personalized online user dashboard
  • Multiple locations can be entered by a single user
  • Incentives and retention strategies
  • Adjusted wages for existing staff to match new hires

The survey portal opens every August and the report becomes available each October.

Participants receive a complimentary copy of the report.

Here are some additional resources as you begin to gather information to submit:

Instructions for Getting Started:

  1. If you have participated in previous years, use the same email from before to log in. You will be prompted to create a new password. Your profile will be automatically populated with your company information.
    • If you have not participated before, please click on “Sign Up” to create a new account and password. By registering, your information will be available for you to update next year.
    • If you are uncertain if you have an existing account or what email was used, reach out to Christine Hagopian at chagopian04@pine.org or 508-804-4152.
  2. Benefits and Wages are broken into separate tables this year to allow for your benefits coordinator and HR professionals to both enter data.
  3. To begin entering data, select “Start” by the Benefits or Wages option.
    • Previous data will populate the fields if available. When you click save, it will update your survey.
    • You can return and update information if needed.
  4. Please enter survey data by location. You can add locations by selecting the option next to the survey box on the main dashboard page.
  5. 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 Wage + Benefits Survey & Report is published by PINE in conjunction with Americas Printing Association Network.