Association IT Salaries

In this post I talked about IT salaries in the general population. At the time I wasn’t aware that ASAE had updated their Association Compensation book, but now that I have a copy of it, I can report how the association salaries compare to the at-large IT population.

It’s difficult to make an absolute apples-to-apples comparison, but based on the Global Knowledge IT survey and the ASAE study, when comparing the database adminstrator position, the numbers looked like this: $74,263 in the IT survey, $62,092 in the ASAE survey.

That’s a $12K disparity, or a nearly 20% premium for the for-profit sector. As I said in the first post, if you’re underpaying your technical staff, you’re getting what you pay for.

About Wes Trochlil

For a quarter century, Wes has worked in and with dozens of associations and membership organizations throughout the US, ranging in size from zero staff (all-volunteer) to over 700. In that time Wes has provided a range of consulting services, from general consulting on data management issues to full-scale, association-wide selection and implementation of association management systems.

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