Benchmarking Surveys


Measure Your Company’s Performance

FMA compiles a number of industry statistics to serve as benchmarking tools. These survey products provide details on capital spending trends, salaries, hourly wages, benefits, financial, and operating measures to give your company a competitive edge.

All data submitted remains confidential. Reporting comparisons are made based upon demographic similarities such as organization size, location, sales volume, area population, and type of company.


Manage Financial Health  FMA’s Financial Ratios & Operational Benchmarking Survey provides data on sales growth, profit margin, debt ratio, on time delivery percentage, and other important metrics.

Check out a sample page from the report.

Ensure Competitive Compensation Rates  FMA’s Salary/Wage & Benefit Survey details employment practices, benefit packages, salary, and wage data for production and administrative positions.

View an excerpt from the 2015 survey to see how each position is displayed in the results.


Survey Participation Benefits


More participation means more valuable results, so FMA offers all who fully complete the survey a substantial discount on the compiled results:

  • Company-level members who complete the survey will receive the results at no charge
  • Individual members who complete it may purchase the results for $75
  • Non-member companies who complete it may purchase the results for $250
  • Final survey results for non-participants will be $395 for nonmembers and $175 for members

*Receive compiled survey results at no cost – join FMA as a company member!

About other FMA Benchmarking Surveys


Participation in FMA’s Financial Ratios & Operational Benchmarking Survey is open yearly February through mid-April and mid-May through July the Salary/Wage & Benefit Survey is available to complete. In addition to these two annual surveys, watch for news of upcoming opportunities to participate in the Capital Spending Forecast and Forming & Fabricating Job Shop Consumption Report.

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