Benchmarking Studies

Many members cite their association’s benchmarking surveys as the primary reason for retaining membership. Benchmarking provides your members with actionable intelligence to objectively assess their performance compared to industry peers, meaningful metrics to guide strategic business decisions, and comparative measures of success that can be tracked from year to year. The same intelligence helps your association executives gain a deeper knowledge of the industry you serve.

Financial & Operating Costs

Benchmarking reports focused on financial and operating costs help associations and members to:

  • Interpret financial ratios, such as liquidity, asset turnover, and profitability
  • Measure an organization’s operating efficiencies
  • Determine a blueprint for the most profitable organizations in a specific sector
  • Provide critical insight as to how members perform in relation to industry peers

 Compensation & Benefits

Compensation & Benefits Surveys provide vital, industry-specific information to help take the guesswork out of the employee hiring and promotions process for associations and members.

Such studies conducted by Vault often include the following metrics:

  • Salaries & bonuses
  • Pensions & retirement plans
  • Health and other insurance benefits
  • Section 125 plans & disability
  • Paid leave
  • Turnover
  • Profit sharing plans
  • Non-exempt benefits


Due to the sensitive nature and confidentiality of benchmarking data, Vault adheres to the latest security procedures and guidelines, including:

  • Restricted access to confidential information
  • Encrypted technology
  • Strict enforcement of program guidelines to prevent disclosure of any individual company data


Vault implements procedures to verify the integrity and accuracy of the data, including:

  • The confirmation of large variances in company trends
  • A review of all data before publication


Understanding that each organization has unique technology needs, Vault will work closely with you to develop an easy to use, customized industry market report program. Our clients’ needs range from low-tech data submission and reporting tools to robust web-based applications that may include:

Interactive Reports and Dashboards->Custom Market Share Reports->