Comp. Survey

Our 2024 Compensation Survey Has Launched!

The launch for the HR Alliance Compensation Survey & Trend Report occurred on April 1st.  All those who participated in the 2023 survey or who were identified by our committee as a potential participant should have received an email from our survey partner, Pearl Meyer, with the submission materials. 

If you are interested in participating in the 2024 compensation survey and did not receive an email from Pearl Meyer about participation, please contact so we can ensure that you receive submission materials. 

Historical Information:

The HR Alliance DC Compensation Survey & Trend Report, entering into its 36th year, can help you attract and retain the DC-metro area’s top talent, while helping your organization continuously improve its compensation practices and talent management strategies.  It is one of the most comprehensive sources of information on salaries, incentive pay, and compensation practices in the DC Metro region.

In 2023, we compiled data on over 400 positions across over 75 job families covering over 62,000 incumbents in the Greater Washington, DC metro area.

Here is a sample of the findings:

  • DC area turnover was slightly higher than the average for the entire US.
  • The survey saw an increase in investment in Talent Acquisition, with over 55% of organizations reporting it as their top area of investment for their Human Resources Departments.
  • This year companies have reported that 46% of their employees are able to work remotely

2024 Survey Timeline:

  • April 1 - Data Effective Date and Launch Date
  • April 16, 2024 Compensation Survey “Participation is Easy" Webinar
  • June 28 - Submission Deadline Extended
  • August 19 – Survey Report Publication Date
  • October 16 – 2024 Compensation Survey Results Webinar
HR Alliance Members and survey participants receive a discount on the price of the survey.  Below are the 2024 price points:

2024 Survey Enhancements:
  • New Jobs:
    • Agile/Scrum Master       
    • Bioeconomist     
    • Patent Classifier (4 levels)           
    • Electronics Technician Maintenance (3 levels)              
    • Cyber Developer             
    • Data Scientist    
    • Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) jobs       
    • Synthetic Biologist          
    • AI Engineer
  • Additions to the Policies & Practices Questionnaire
    • Upskilling/Reskilling
    • Paid Holidays

Price Structure for 2024:
  • Survey Participants
    • Organizational Member - $1,135
    • Individual Member - $1,550
    • Non-Member - $1,850
  • Non-participants
    • Organizational Member - $3,450
    • Individual Member - $3,950
    • Non-Member and Base Price - $4,450
    • Federal Government Agencies - $2,400
  • Consultants  
    • Small firms and/or Independent Contractors - Will purchase the survey on behalf of their client for the appropriate Participant or Non-participant price.
    • Consultant firms for multiple clients
      • For use with up to five clients - $5,950
      • We ask that Consultant firms submit a letter to to request purchase for multiple clients and include a list of clients with whom the data will be shared.  The firm should only share the data with those companies listed/approved.
      • For use with six or more clients - $10,000
The 2023 Compensation Survey is Still Available for Purchase

Please reach out to or call us at 703-433-9576 to confirm your price point and to receive the appropriate link to allow for secure purchase from our website.  Invoices that show payment options are also available, upon request.

Those who participated in our 2023 survey and HR Alliance DC members will receive discounts on the purchase price.


The 2022 Compensation Survey is Now Available at a Reduced Price

The discounted price of the 2022 Compensation Survey is:

  • $750 for participants
  • $1,250 for non-participants

Our discounted surveys may only be purchased by a company for use within that company for its internal staff.  We will not sell past surveys to consulting firms for use with multiple clients.   

To purchase the 2022 Compensation Survey or for more information about the survey or HR Alliance DC, please contact us at or 703-433-9576.

Note:  The discounted price includes all Adobe and Excel files for the 2022 Compensation Survey, but the on-line "Data on Demand" features are no longer available.  

Past Surveys

We do have the ability to provide you with our past survey reports for the year's 2010-2022.  If you are interested in purchasing any of these surveys at a discounted price, please contact us at  Past surveys will not be sold to consulting firms for use with multiple clients.

HR Alliance

Timely, valuable programs packed with business and HR-relevant content.  Comprehensive data and policy and practice information in our annual compensation survey.  Networking opportunities with HR leaders and professionals from across the area.  We are HR Alliance – DC Metro’s premier HR association.