Highlights from the 2017 Compensation and Benefits Report
Get a nationwide snapshot of compensation and benefits
How the report can be used
GCSAA conducts a comprehensive study of the compensation, benefits and operations of its superintendent members. This biannual report shows whether your compensation is in line with your peers at similar facilities in your region. The report can be used to begin negotiations for an annual review, pay increases, or salary or benefits cuts. Details can be shared with constituencies, used to advocate on behalf of the profession and reveal trends.
Average, mean and percentile of reported salaries are reported. Salary information is broken down by state and metro area, by facility demographics, and for fringe benefits, insurance and bonuses.
In 2017, GCSAA got participation from more than 2,800 superintendents, a response rate of 39.3%.
Highlights from the 2017 Report
- More than 73% of all superintendents responding to the 2017 survey worked at 18-hole facilities
- The average base salary for golf course superintendents rose to $89,189, a 4.7% increase over 2015
- The average base salary for certified golf course superintendents rose to $109,620, a 5.4% increase over 2015
- Member superintendents, on average: are 46 years old, have spent 16.2 years as a superintendent and have held their current position for an average of 10.4 years
The report is available to survey participants or by purchasing online access. A printed copy of the report is available to survey participants for $25, the price of printing and shipping.
GCSAA members who did not participate in the survey may purchase online access to the results for $125, or online access and a printed version for $150.
Non-members may purchase a printed copy for $525. To order, contact GCSAA at 800-472-7878.