Is your firm vulnerable to talent poaching as the market for top talent heats up?

2023 A/E Bonus & Benefit Plans
Benchmark Survey Report

Publisher: PSMJ Resources, Inc.

Date Published: October, 2023

Number of Pages: 386

Format: PDF

Price: $787


2023 A/E Bonus & Benefit Plans Benchmark Survey Report + Tool Bundle
2023 BB Tool Bundle

Survey Report + Benchmark Tool =
The Superior Decision Making Resource

Get even more value from your Survey Report when you bundle it with PSMJ's A/E Bonus & Benefits Plans.

The Benchmark Tool provides sophisticated MS Excel spreadsheets that make it easy to compare your firm’s bonus and benefits against firms of similar size, service, client type, and region. Just input your firm’s data, and instantly get a clear, objective look at where your firm stands, using the latest benchmarking indicators.


Looking for a previous year survey to support litigation or other research? For previous versions of PSMJ surveys contact Diane at or call (617) 965-0055.

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In this economy, architecture and engineering recruiters are chasing your star employees, so retaining them is mission-critical. Is your bonus and benefits package up to the task?

Incentive compensation and benefit package design is where many A/E firms struggle, operating on hunches, outmoded thinking, overheard anecdotes, rumors, and fuzzy math. Get this wrong and the good employees leave while the bad ones stay.

Make smart benefits and bonus decisions using the hard data and plain English analysis you get in the fully updated and expanded 2023 A/E Bonus & Benefit Plans Benchmark Survey Report.

"This is one of the best data sets I have ever received! Extremely valuable information in here."

Natalie Anderson, PHR, SHRM-CP
Human Resources Director
Banning Engineering

Current and prospective employees compare your bonus and benefits to the competition -- so support your decisions with current data

You can benchmark base salaries to ensure your pay scales are calibrated to the market, but to remain competitive and reduce turnover, you need to know what other firms in your region and market offer in bonuses and benefits. 

PSMJ’s 2023 A/E Bonus & Benefit Plans Benchmark Survey Report digs deep to show you exactly when, where, and how the architecture and engineering industry’s top firms use bonus and benefits policies to keep critical performers engaged and productive -- and poach talent from other firms. It turns our exhaustive 300-question, 250-firm survey into use-it-now data and analysis you can use to adjust practices, meet vital employee retention and performance objectives, and avoid overspending.

You get the latest data on:

  1. Bonus levels and ranges as a percentage of total payroll
  2. Bonus levels and ranges as a percentage of company revenue
  3. Factors that drive bonus levels and eligibility
  4. Bonus timing and form to maximize impact and preserve cash flow
  5. Project, signing, and referral bonus amounts
  6. Working from home
  7. PTO and leave policies
  8. Health insurance contributions
  9. Life insurance, disability insurance, and wellness programs
  10. Diversity, equity and inclusion programs
  11. Tuition reimbursement
  12. Employee turnover rates
  13. Retirement plan contribution levels
  14. Performance and salary review models
  15. Transportation benefits
And much more!

Our data is broken down by firm size, firm type, region, and client type. Peer group data is dependent on the number of participants for each group.


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