The Human Services Coalition of Tompkins County is pleased to present the 2015 Salary & Benefits Survey Report. In this ninth report, we provide a profile of salary levels and benefits provided for various positions in health and human services agencies in the county. Our thanks goes to the 66 agencies that participated in 2015.
Previous surveys were undertaken in 1989, 1995, 1997, 1999-2000, 2003, 2006, 2009 and 2011. The surveys have been modified over time, and will continue to change in order to reflect the changing needs of area agencies.
Using the information
This report is intended to provide information to help organizations create and maintain an effective compensation system. It is important to note that there is no “right” or “wrong” salary, but the salary information can help agencies to design a compensation system that is in line with organizational objectives and is competitive in the market.
A salary and benefits survey is not intended to provide compensation data for every position in every organization, but to provide information on select benchmark positions common to most organizations. These benchmark positions allow an organization to make judgments as to the value of each position in relation to the benchmark positions and create a comprehensive compensation system.