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ACRA routinely completes these surveys to assist our members, and partially the public, on the state of the industry.

Salary Surveys

The Salary surveys have changed over the years, but general focus on regional patterns of annual sales, business practices, wage and benefit packages, and how ACRA can benefit the industry.


In August of 2013, an online study was completed in order to gather information about salaries and benefits of employees in the Cultural Resources Management (CRM) Industry.

  • A total of 107 quality completes were used for this report

  • The surveys were completed between March 26 and April 21, 2013

  • Participants were invited from throughout the United States

  • Both American Cultural Resources Association (ACRA) members (n=47) and non-members (n=60) provided information

The full 2013 Salary Survey is only available to active ACRA members. If you are an ACRA member, click here to visit the Members-Only area of the website.


In the fall of 2009, ACRA completed its fourth semi-annual Wage and Salary Survey for the Cultural Resources Industry. The full report of the survey is available to ACRA-member firms and to those firms that participated in the study. The survey was conducted by Vernon Research Group of Cedar Rapids, IA, on behalf of ACRA.
ACRA members can view the detailed survey report, subgroup analysis, and trending study comparing 2006 to 2008 wages.

In the summer of 2007, ACRA completed its third salary survey, using information for 2006. 

In October of 2005, ACRA completed a salary survey.

Economic Surveys


In March of 2012, ACRA conducted a second brief survey to help gauge how the current economic climate is affecting businesses. We received 45 responses from ACRA members and 31 responses from non-members. The survey results provides a great snapshot of how the economy has affected CRM businesses across the United States.


Once again, in March, ACRA conducted a survey and received over 85 responses.


ACRA conducted two surveys in 2009 in order to gauge any changes which may have occurred in the level of economic activity within the cultural resources industry as a result of the Stimulus Legislation and other economic factors. The surveys provide a quite interesting snapshot of changes that have occurred in the five months since, what may have been the worst part of the current Recession.

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