US Retail Compensation and Benefits Survey – Apparel Manufacturing

Compensation data to entice top talent

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Advancements in technology, such as 3D printing and artificial intelligence, coupled with the opportunities presented by the explosion of ecommerce, are quickly transforming the game in apparel manufacturing. Adapting to consumer demands is made possible with a data-driven talent strategy that motivates and attracts the top employees to your company.

Understand how to attract current and future employees with the Apparel Manufacturing module of the US Retail Compensation and Benefits Survey. Learn exactly how to reward your employees with compensation and benefits data for 117 positions from 68 organizations across the country. Benchmark your compensation strategy by geographic area and organization size. Analyze the data by numerous position families, such as:

  • Central Administration
  • Merchandising (Wholesale)
  • Sourcing Design
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Technical Design
Are you ready to revamp your rewards strategy?

Participation open: March – April

Data effective: April 1

Results publish: September

2022 results available

  • 128 positions published
  • USD 1,950 – 5,850
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Survey Statistics

  • # Positions Surveyed: 279
  • # Positions Published: 128
  • # Organizations: 78
  • # Observations: 12,633

Based on data from the 2022 US Retail Compensation and Benefits Survey – Apparel Manufacturing. Data minimum and suppression rules account for the difference between the number of positions surveyed and published.

Data Collected

  • Base Pay
  • Benefits Prevalence
  • Benefits Valuation
  • HR and Industry Practices
  • Incentive Eligibility
  • Organization Demographics
  • Short-term Incentive Amounts
  • Total Cash Compensation
  • Total Direct Compensation

Data Analyzed

Industry Sector

  • Apparel, Fashion, Footwear & Accessories Retail
  • Department Stores
  • Specialty Retail

Geographic Area

  • Metropolitan Area
  • National
  • Regional


  • Organization Revenues
  • Total Employment (FTEs)

Career Streams Analyzed

  • Executive
  • Management
  • Para-Professional
  • Professional

Position Families Analyzed

  • Central Administration
  • Merchandising (Wholesale)
  • Sourcing Design
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Technical Design

Position Sub-Families Analyzed

  • Facilities Management & Planning
  • Facilities Refurbishment, Repair & Maintenance
  • Facilities/Grounds, Custodial, Cleaning & Laundry
  • Communications & Corporate Affairs Leadership
  • Customer Service
  • Finance & Accounting Leadership
  • Financial Control
  • General Management
  • Restaurant & Hotel/Resort Operations
  • Banqueting/Conferencing/Catering Operations
  • Non-Restaurant Food Service Provider Operations
  • Food & Beverage Preparation/Table Service
  • Food Planning & Development
  • Restaurant & Hotel Training & Development
  • Human Resources Leadership
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • IT, Telecom & Internet Leadership
  • Legal
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • General Real Estate Management
  • Real Estate Acquisition, Planning & Development
  • Supply Chain Leadership
  • Procurement
  • Product Marketing & Management
  • Franchise/Dealer Channel Development & Support
  • Road Transportation

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2023 survey participation is now open!

The act of submitting data to a survey is known as survey participation and your company is then viewed as a participant. Survey participation is open to all organizations and is not required to purchase results.

Please note that this survey will no longer be a standalone survey when 2023 results are published. Instead this survey and your participation will be incorporated into the US Retail Compensation and Benefits Survey.

Key Dates:

  • Participation opens March 1, 2023
  • Participation closes April 28, 2023

Why should you participate?

  • Align your pay to the market
  • Maximize your budget by making informed decisions to ensure you are not overpaying or underpaying
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  • Participation Start Date03/01/2023
  • Participation End Date04/28/2023
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  • Sub TitleCompensation data to entice top talent
  • Short DescriptionSalary data for key positions found in the apparel manufacturing industry.

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