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.

For 21 years FMA has collected and reported salary, wage, and benefits data exclusively for the metal processing, forming, and fabricating industry. The survey results offer a detailed look at compensation for 69 production and administrative positions. Benefits information for hourly and salaried workers is also included.

View the 2016 job title list.

Survey results will allow companies to evaluate compensation and benefit packages against others in the industry. Reporting comparisons will be made based upon demographic similarities such as size, location, sales volume, area population, and type of company.

View an excerpt from the 2015 survey to see how each position will be 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!

All data submitted remains confidential. The survey results are reported anonymously and feature combined data from all respondents. Compiled results will be delivered to all participants electronically in Fall 2016

Please direct questions to Ann Schneider, Education & Member Services Specialist at or call customer service at 888-394-4362.

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2016 Salary/Wage & Benefit Survey open through July 31!

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About other FMA Benchmarking Surveys

Participation in FMA’s Financial Ratios & Operational Benchmarking Survey (open yearly February through mid-April) and Salary/Wage & Benefit Survey (open mid-May through July) also qualifies company-level members to receive the results for free. 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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