First conducted in 2000, and every three to four years since, the Land Trust Salaries
and Benefits Survey is the only comprehensive source of staff compensation data
exclusively for the land trust community. Many land trusts have told us that this
survey is one of the most useful resources the Land Trust Alliance provides.
The 2017 report was released on November 15, 2017 and includes data from 271 organizations from 47 states
and the District of Columbia with at least one full-time paid staff member.
We estimate that the number of responses
represents about 47% percent of staffed
land trusts. The data is intended to provide
a useful snapshot of what land trusts are
paying their staff and what benefits they
offer for comparison to their own compensation
packages, but care should be taken
in interpreting these results for individual
organizations or staff.
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Organizational Management, Finance