Compensation & Benefit Surveys

HR Foundations was founded by a nationally recognized compensation expert (Dr. Jerry M Newman of the University at Buffalo School of Management). The firm has conducted a WNY total compensation survey every year since 1999. Major employers in the Buffalo-Niagara area have come to depend on the survey report as the only consistent and local source for compensation planning data.

Benefits of Local Compensation and Benefits Data

About the Survey

How to Participate

Survey Reports & Price

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Survey Login

It is essential to monitor and benchmark your company’s pay policies for competitiveness. To do this you need local and current wage and benefit information.

The results of compensation and benefits surveys will assist you to:

  • determine your position in the local employment market
  • attract and retain employees with competitive compensation and benefits
  • make informed decisions about pay practices and change in base pay policies
  • identify issues of external market or internal pay equity

Why Should You Fill Out the WNY Compensation Survey?

  1. Up to date information is essential to monitor and benchmark your organization’s pay and benefits policies for competitiveness. 
  2. This is most comprehensive local survey in WNY- over 125 jobs (entry level to executive in 15 functional areas) and details for 15 benefits and pay practices
  3. Confidential online survey tool is organized to reduce your completion time (paper version and training and assistance is also available)
  4. Survey report is greatly discounted for participants and for BNP & Chautauqua Chamber members

About the WNY Compensation and Benefits Survey



Sample report-prior year
Participants, jobs, benefits

WNY Compensation Benefits Survey Sample Report

Included job titles

WNY Compensation Survey Job Titles

Survey Blank & Instructions

WNY Compensation-survey-blank.pdf



Report Options See Pricing below

  • Larger employers (50+ employees) in WNY
  • Health & Human Services (Not for Profit) agencies

How to participate

Instructions are provided on the survey blanks (document links above). We provide password-protected website form to submit your compensation and benefits data, plus a paper or telephone submission option. Once your data is summarized, it typically takes about 30 minutes to complete the survey online.

Data submission options

Online: Go to our survey website to login and enter your data

Telephone: Schedule a phone interview with our compensation specialist

Mail: A blank survey document is available for compiling your data and mail submission (blank document links above)

Assistance: Our compensation specialists can assist you with data compilation, training or assistance with how to complete the survey, or even a phone interview to submit your data.

Sign up: Visit the survey website to request a username and password

Survey Timeline

Sign Up: Register at this link
Data collection: June-September
Final report: October

Survey Reports and Pricing

*Participant Report Price:

Private employers
(Last survey participants)


Health and human services agencies (not for profit)
(Last survey participants)


*Non-participant price is twice the participant price ($898 Private/$698 HHS)

HR Foundations PO Box 1016, Buffalo NY 14207, Phone: (716) 898-0720