Benchmarking Surveys

2015 Salary/Wage & Benefit Survey Open through July 31!


For 20 years FMA has collected and reported salary, wage, and benefits data exclusively for the metal processing, forming, and fabricating industry. The survey results offer a detailed look at compensation for 67 production and administrative positions. Benefits information for hourly and salaried workers is also included.

Survey results will allow companies to evaluate compensation and benefit packages against others in the industry. Reporting comparisons will be made based upon demographic similarities such as size, location, sales volume, area population, and type of company.

View an excerpt from the 2014 survey to see how each position will be displayed in the results.


Survey Participation Benefits:

More participation means more valuable results, so FMA offers all who fully complete the survey a substantial discount on the compiled results:

  • FMA/TPA Advantage-level members who complete the survey will receive the results at no charge*
  • FMA/TPA Basic-level members who complete it may purchase the results for $75
  • Non-member companies who complete it may purchase the results for $250
  • Final survey results for nonparticipants will be $395 for nonmembers and $175 for FMA/TPA members

*Receive compiled survey results at no cost – become an Advantage member!       Join-FMA


Review or begin the survey.


All data submitted remains confidential. The survey results are reported anonymously and feature combined data from all respondents. Compiled results will be delivered to all participants electronically by September 2015.

Please direct questions to or call customer service at 888-394-4362.


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Measure Your Company’s Performance

FMA compiles a number of industry statistics to serve as benchmarking tools. These survey products provide details on capital spending trends, salaries, hourly wages, benefits, financial, and operating measures to give your company a competitive edge. More company participation means broader data, and more valuable results.

In addition to the annual Salary/Wage & Benefit Survey, watch for news of upcoming opportunities to participate in the Capital Spending Forecast and Forming & Fabricating Job Shop Consumption Report.