Salary Survey FAQs
What do I need in order to complete the survey?
You will need your 2018 employee compensation records including SALARY (base, commission, and bonus) and BENEFITS (which ones you offer, how much you cover), and job titles for all agency employees. Please note that when entering data, enter figures only. Do not use commas, $, %, or any other symbols.
Can I get a hard copy of the survey?
The survey must be completed and submitted electronically. However, if you would like a PDF copy to use as a tool to help prepare for filling out the online survey, you may request a copy from IIANC's Data Analytics Manager Adam Petrey at email@example.com
Can I complete part of the survey, save it, and finish later?
Yes. As you complete the survey and proceed to the next page, when you hit Next, the survey information saves automatically. If you need to stop at any point, finish the page you are on and hit Next. When you return, the survey will pick up where you left off.
Is the survey confidential?
Yes! Although the survey asks for specific data such as names and ages of agency employees, all responses are kept strictly confidential and reported only in the aggregate. No one will be able to identify a specific person or agency. If you do not want to include employee names, please just use Employee One, Employee Two (with Employee as the First Name and One as the Last Name, etc.) Note: Doing this may make it more difficult to complete update requests for later reports.
When will the survey close?
We hope that all agencies will complete it by the end of February. An actual closing date has not yet been determined.
How long will it take to complete the survey?
Once you have the information noted above, it should take about 15–30 minutes to complete, depending on the size of your agency:
- Agencies of 1 – 9 employees will complete and submit the entire survey online.
- Agencies of 10 or more employees will complete the first part online. Once you indicate that you have 10 or more employees, the online portion of the survey will end and you will receive a notice that we will send you a separate form to fill out. It is done this way to make it easier for you to enter employee data into an Excel spreadsheet, rather than going page by page online. To maintain confidentiality, we will give you instructions for returning the spreadsheet via a secure portal.
What is IntellAgents?
You will see that our salary survey is branded as IntellAgents and may be wondering what exactly that is. IIANC is proud to share that — on behalf of our members — we have invested and partnered with IntellAgents LLC, an exciting new analytics-driven organization that specializes in actionable insights for independent agents. As its name implies, IntellAgents is all about harnessing data to provide intelligence for agency decision-makers. By partnering with IIANC and several other Big "I" associations, IntellAgents is gathering thousands of data points from member agencies and other sources, which they can then process and offer back to agents in the aggregate, providing local and relevant insights to inform your strategic business decisions. This salary survey and compensation study is just one example of these valuable tools. Stay tuned for more exciting news and resources available from IntellAgents.
Contact IIANC's Data Analytics Manager Adam Petrey: firstname.lastname@example.org