Nation Capital Area Surveys


NCA Compensation Survey

The 42nd year of the region’s largest and most comprehensive Compensation Survey sponsored by DC SHRM

The highly respected NCA Compensation Survey compiles essential compensation data on several hundred jobs from every major industry in the Washington-Baltimore-Northern Virginia region. It also provides a detailed policies and practices section covering pay increase budgets, bonuses, turnover, security clearances and much more. Reported jobs include:

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • HR Manager
  • Social Media Analyst
  • Development/Fundraising Specialist
  • Database Administrator II

NCA Government Contractors Compensation Survey

The 18th year of the Government Contractors Compensation Survey Report sponsored by DC SHRM and the Professional Services Council.

The Government Contractors Compensation Survey Report is a special cut of the Compensation Report, and only includes the salary and compensation policies data from government contractors. The survey offers regional government contractor salary data broken down by revenue, number of FTE’s, industry and location. For the purposes of this survey, government contractors are defined as those who report that 50 percent or more of their annual revenue comes from government contracts. Key policies and practices topics include:

  • Security Clearance Pay Differential
  • Performance Management
  • On-Call/Standby Pay Practices
  • Job Evaluation




NCA Benefits Survey

The 16th year of the region’s most robust and reliable Benefits Survey is sponsored by DC SHRM and the Washington Area Total Rewards Association.

The NCA Benefits Survey is the region’s most comprehensive source for reliable data on health care, retirement, welfare, and work-life benefits. Use these valuable resources in your organization to improve pay structures, administer compensation programs, and prepare proposals for pay, benefit, and policy practices. Over 20 topics reported including:

  • Medical
  • Healthcare Reform
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Domestic Partner Benefits
  • Financial Compensation Benefits

NCA Salary Planning Survey

The 2021 Salary Planning Survey is an invaluable budgeting tool for pay increase budgets, variable pay, and staffing plans for 2022.  This economical report provides detailed breakouts by industry, revenue, size and location.  With data from 121participating companies in the Washington-Baltimore area, the Salary Planning Survey helps you answer tough questions a s you plan for your budgeting and policy needs.