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HR Alliance Compensation Survey

​Details on this long-running annual survey of HR professionals supporting government contracting, technology, and professional services.

About the Survey

HR Alliance’s Compensation Survey is the most stable and reliable source of competitive regional pay information for human resources professionals supporting the government contracting, technology, and professional services communities in the Washington DC area. The survey has been conducted each year since 1989.

Since 2010, when it joined forces with the SAIC Security Cleared Federal Contracting Personnel Survey, this survey has gathered information on security clearances—at both the incumbent and policy level.

For more information about HR Alliance and to learn how you can reduce your survey purchase fee by becoming a member, please contact them at

Data Reported

The HR Alliance Compensation Survey provides the best information of its kind, covering more than 700 positions at multiple job levels across over 100 job families, including:

  • Engineering
  • Telecom/Satellite
  • Information Technology
  • Sales
  • Professional
  • Executive
  • Scientific
  • Admin and Support

The report provides results by position covering the following elements:

  • Base Salary
  • Total Cash
  • Security Clearance Requirement
  • Short- and Long-term Incentive Eligibility

A policies and practices report provides general information regarding characteristics of organizations participating in the survey, pay increases, salary structures and pay ranges, variable pay practices, shift differentials, standby and on-call pay, and security clearance practices.

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