Compensation and Benefits Study

Understand the most current compensation and benefits practices of fellow destination organizations

The Compensation and Benefits Study allows Destinations International members to view and analyze compensation and benefits practices by destination organizations by size, geography, department and position.

Explore compensation trends specific to the destination marketing industry, including insurance and benefits comparative information to help your organization make crucial human capital decisions.

Data Collection for 2018 Edition Open

Now through June 30

This comprehensive study is designed to bring members the information necessary to see compensation trends specific to the destination marketing industry, and provide insurance and benefits comparative information organizations can use to assist in making crucial business decisions.  

Complete the survey by June 30 and enjoy complimentary access to dynamic comparisons and personalized reports and charts of industry data as soon as results are released.

We understand that not every question is applicable to your organization, however, the more information you provide, the more beneficial and valuable the data becomes.  It is in your best interest to complete the questions as fully as possible.

Throughout the platform, we refer to the term 'Organization'.  This refers to all organizations which are defined as destination marketing organizations and include all convention and visitor bureaus, regional tourism boards, state tourism offices and provincial tourism offices and national tourism boards.

About the Survey

The study examines critical topics such as salary and compensation, retirement plans, healthcare, and insurance practices for budget planning, benefits program evaluations, hiring practices and justifying staff investment to stakeholders.

The most recent study collected information on staffing and benefits, aggregated base salary and compensation information for multiple destination organization job functions, and detailed data on benefits programs.  

Download the full list of questions (.XLSX)
Download the user guide. (PDF)


Study Features

The Compensation and Benefits study lives on a web-based database, providing members with 24/7 access online to critical industry data.

Take advantage of new reporting features to produce your own PowerPoint, PDF and Excel files. Perform ad-hoc competitive segment analyses to view only comparable organizations.


For assistance or more information, please contact Andreas Weissenborn, Director of Research and Analytics at [email protected].