MRO Magazine

PTDA’s 2016 Cross-Industry Compensation Survey Report


May 31, 2016
By MRO Magazine

Chicago, Ill. The 2016 Cross-Industry Compensation Survey Report co-sponsored by the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) and conducted by the Profit Planning Group assists distribution business owners by providing a benchmark of the latest information on compensation and benefits available today.

Prepared in two volumes, the 2016 Cross-Industry Compensation Survey Report analyzes 2015 compensation data submitted by 958 firms for over 6,000 locations based on participation from 28 distribution associations.

  • Volume 1 is specifically for and about PTDA firms compared to the distribution industry offering a breakdown by under $10 million and over $10 million.
  • Volume 2 provides a detailed analysis for the distribution industry as a whole including over 20 sales volumes and over 100 geographic areas.

The reports include two types of data–compensation levels by position and employee benefits. Compensation data is broken into three components: base salary, bonus, and total compensation based on position (including executives, operating employees, sales employees and branch managers). The employee benefits section details the benefits provided by distributors and includes health care plans, retirement income plans, paid time off and vacation policies, and changes in insurance associated with the ACA.

The 2016 Cross-Industry Compensation Survey Report is available for purchase from the PTDA online store at


The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) is the leading global association for the industrial power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distribution channel.

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