Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) has opened the biennial Compensation Survey to distributor members for access to the Compensation Survey Report.

HARDI is now partnering with Industry Insights to conduct the 2018 Compensation Survey, with additional information to be gathered from over 1,000 distributors from multiple industries represented by 26 organizations. This report, offered on even-numbered years, gives access to an unparalleled level of insight into wage and benefit rates of distributor employees, from the national to the local market level.

"With the ever-changing landscape in healthcare and employee benefits, this survey report provides insight into how others are tackling the challenge," says Ken Schreiber VP of operations, Century A/C Supply.

Wage and benefit information is available in the report for over 35 distribution-specific positions from CEOs and CFOs to inside sales representatives and counter specialists.

Distributor members must submit a completed survey by March 31 to get access to the completed report in May.

"The Compensation Survey Report is one of the most valuable benchmarking resources available to HARDI members," said Brian Loftus, market research & benchmarking analyst. “The crucial value is the local market insight. Wage rates are increasing with the unemployment rate at historic lows, but the fair rate varies by region. Members who complete a survey earn access to the report with the current rates in their market. It’s a powerful report.”