2013 ACI-NA Compensation and Benefit Survey

Western Management Group invites your participation in the 6th Annual Edition of the ACI-NA Compensation and Benefits Survey.

Western Management Group, an independent consulting firm, has been engaged by the Airports Council International - North America to develop and conduct an annual compensation survey of positions which are unique within Airports/Airport Authority organizations. Special thanks go out to the members of ACI-NA and the C&B Working Group for their many hours of hard work in ensuring this survey continues to meet your needs and is the premier survey in the airport industry. This survey is available to airports in the U.S. and in Canada.

Your data input is due 1 November 2013.

New for 2013!

On-Time Discount

A $50 discount will be given when data is submitted by the initial deadline of 1 November 2013.


Jobs Added

The following jobs have been added to the survey this year. It is important to review the new job descriptions before determining your job matches:


Director Information Technology and Telecommunications

Wildlife Management Specialist

Manager Wildlife Program

Construction Project Coordinator

Security Operations Specialist 1

Security Operations Specialist 2

Information and Reception Agent


Jobs Revised

The following job descriptions or job titles have been amended. Please review before making job matches.


22-212 DBE Program Manager (previously titled Equal Opportunity Programs Manager)

60-003 Airport Operations Specialist (previously titled Airport Operations Officer)

62-002 Airport Ramp Controller – job description has been amended



Our web-based data collection and reporting tool for policies and practices is now available to Canadian Airports along with a $100 discount to those who complete the specified topics listed on page 15 of the instructions and on the “smartscreen” worksheet of the excel data submission template.


New Discounted Survey Option – U.S. Airports Only

The ACI-NA Compensation and Benefits survey includes only jobs that are airport specific.  However, Western Management Group also offers a cross-functional/cross-industry survey, CompBase USA, which is ideal for obtaining survey data for your local geographic area for generic positions that your employment pool is pulled from regardless of industry. We are now offering this survey to ACI-NA survey participants at a huge discount.  If you participate in both the ACI-NA and CompBase USA surveys, you will receive results for a Single Geographic Area cut from CompBase USA for $300 (a $1000 discount!). This survey is offered two times a year giving you a choice of submission dates that works best for you.  If you are interested in Nationwide data, contact Toni McGrath at 408-399-4900 to discuss discount options.  For more information about the CompBase USA survey, click here:


You can earn up to $300 in discounts this year toward your survey fee! (see below for details)

Participating this year?
Whether you intend to participate or not, please let us know.

The following links will provide you with important dates, details, and other essential information you'll need to participate:

Previous Job Match Report available to participants from last year.
If you were a participant last year, your participation this year will be a lot easier. We know that your time is in short supply, so the Previous Job Match Report can help you readily identify your previous job matches. All you need are your WMG login credentials. If you need your credentials, contact Toni at toni@wmgnet.com. Just Login here

Once logged in, the "My Recent Survey History" section will provide access to:

  • "Job Matches" - A list of jobs you reported in your most recent previous survey participation.
  • "My Survey Data" - A copy of your previous SmartScreen, so you can identify each employee reported to each job.

Discounts Now Available:
Savings are available to moderate your costs. Here are some important dates and discounts to keep in mind:


Previous Participant Discountfor all past ACI-NA compensation Survey Participants

$ 50

Early Order Discountif you place your report order by 31 January 2014 – just complete the “Order Details” worksheet on your excel SmartScreen® template used for submitting data.


PolicyCentral Discountif you complete/update the specific topics noted on page 15 by 1 November 2013

$ 50

On Time Discountif you submit your data by the initial deadline of 1 November 2013

Western Management Group is a consulting firm whose practice, since 1972, has been exclusively oriented to the development and conduct of third party, specialized compensation surveys. All data received by Western Management Group is safeguarded in accord with the highest professional standards. You may be assured that no company will have independent access to your data. All data for this survey will remain confidential and will not be divulged to any outside party.

We invite and welcome your participation and trust that the resulting report will be of considerable value in the analysis of your compensation programs. Should you have any questions regarding the survey, please feel free to call Toni McGrath directly at +1 408-399-4900 x229 or toni@wmgnet.com.