Produce Industry Compensation & Benefits Survey

2021 6th Edition Report: Now Available!

Participation in the United Fresh 2021 Produce Industry Compensation & Benefits Report assists the industry in understanding critical compensation benchmarks in Sales & Marketing; Production & Operations; Quality Control & Assurance and more. The results will be published in a detailed research report that will cover salaries and benefits for more than thirty full-time positions. The survey was open to all U.S. or Canadian-based produce employers, including grower-shippers, brokers, wholesaler-distributors, importers, exporters, and fresh-cut processors.

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This unique benchmarking tool provides produce industry employers reliable metrics on salaries and benefits for key positions and will help ensure your company is offering competitive compensation to your employees.

For 2021, additions to the survey include two new positions focused on sustainability, as well as a series of questions related to how companies have changed their salary and benefits practices in the wake of COVID-19 and its impact on the industry.

The survey is administered every two years by expert research firm Industry Insights. The results will be published Summer 2021 in a detailed research report designed to help produce companies directly compare their salaries and benefits. Data is reported by ownership type (family, private, public); type of business; produce sales volume; number of full-time employees; and geography.

New this year, in addition to the traditional publication, the survey results will also be available in a secure and searchable online portal.


Companies that participated in the survey will be eligible to receive a fully-customized report for their company at the discounted rate of $195.  The pricing for companies who did not participate in the survey is $495 for members and $695 for non-members.

For questions or more information, contact Miriam Wolk, Vice President, Member Services, at 202.303.3410.