OIA Releases 2008 Manufacturer Employee Compensation Report

OIA today announced the release of the 2008 Manufacturer Employee Compensation Report.
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Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) today announced the release of the 2008 Manufacturer Employee Compensation Report. The report, the first of its kind, is part of two separate reports: The 2008 Manufacturer Financial Performance Report and the 2008 Manufacturer Employee Compensation Report. The reports round out the OIA library of benchmarking reports for retailers and manufacturers. The Specialty Retailer Operational Report, released in January 2007, provided retailers with critical data to enable them to compare their performance with the national average and with similar stores. The specialty retail report will be fielded again in 2009.

Created in conjunction with input from an advisory panel of over 30 outdoor businesses, the 2008 Manufacturer Employee Compensation Report provides results for both executive and employee compensation including salaries, bonuses, commissions and perks. Also presented are details about fringe benefits such as health insurance, retirement programs and employee time off. Results profiled in the report are based on information provided by 46 participating firms.

"The 2008 Manufacturer Employee Compensation Report was developed in direct response to industry demand," commented Frank Hugelmeyer, president of OIA, "The benchmarking data included in this report will be crucial to enabling businesses to make decisions about their HR benefits and compensation packages."

The report was administered on behalf of OIA by Profit Planning Group (PPG) who has conducted over 100 profitability and compensation surveys annually for over 20 years.

As a member benefit, all primary and CEO members will receive a complimentary copy of the 2008 Manufacturer Financial Performance Report while, due to the sensitive content of 2008 Manufacturer Employee Compensation Report, it will be sent to CEOs only. Businesses who participated in the survey will also receive an individual Performance Analysis Report from Profit Planning Group.

OIA CEO members can request a copy of the 2008 Manufacturer Employee Compensation Report at www.outdoorindustry.org. Non members can purchase the report for $595 by calling 303.444.3353.

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About Outdoor Industry Association
Outdoor Industry Association® (OIA) is a national trade association whose mission is to ensure the growth and success of the outdoor industry. OIA provides trade services for over 4000 manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, sales representatives and retailers in the outdoor industry. OIA programs include representation in government/legislative affairs, market and social research, business-to-business services and youth outreach initiatives. Educational events include the annual Rendezvous, Outdoor University, and the Capitol Summit. Outdoor Industry Association is based in Boulder, Colorado, and is the title sponsor of the Outdoor Retailer tradeshows. For more information go to www.outdoorindustry.org or call 303.444.3353.

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