The 2022 Survey is Now Open!

A Message From Western Growers

At Western Growers, we remain committed to providing you with the assets you need to maintain your operations and grow moving forward. As we continue our dedication to offering you exclusive resources and continuing education, we are proud to announce that our 2022 Compensation and HR Practices survey is now open for participation.

The survey is open for participation from January 3, 2022, through April 1, 2022. While we are focused on the current state of our global health and safety, we also strive to provide you with access to the valuable insights that the Compensation and HR Practices Survey provides. The survey will include key insights, analytics, and data that is are vital to keeping pay programs, human resource practices, and employee programs current and competitive. And most importantly, this type of industry data is unprecedented in our industry.

The recruitment and retention of work-ready, strategic, and forward-thinking employees are of the utmost importance. The competition for the best of the best exists today. The survey will provide you with data to help you make informed business decisions in the areas of recruitment, retention, employment-related budget, and plan a competitive total reward strategy.

For a complete list of the job titles included in our survey click here.


This is the only compensation survey specific to the California and Arizona specialty crop industry and available exclusively to Western Growers members

Data Specific to Your Field Workforce

The survey covers base pay, bonus, and piece-rate earnings for 23 jobs, and collects data regarding labor sources, H-2A visa programs, housing, and worker retention programs.

Easy Completion

Survey participation is fast and easy, with efficient online or spreadsheet options that can be completed at your convenience.

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WIN A 13” MacBook Air!

All members who participate in the Western Growers Compensation and HR Practices Survey will be automatically entered to win a 13” Apple MacBook Air! At the close of the open survey period, one lucky winner will be chosen to receive this amazing laptop, courtesy of Western Growers!

We have participated in the Western Growers Compensation Survey and the H.R. Practices Survey for approximately five years. The agricultural focus of the survey is vital to our organization as the surveys provide relevant compensation, benefit and H.R. practices data. We have come to rely on the data’s high quality and responsiveness of Western Growers to answer questions we have about the data. This type of information has been a challenge to find and we are happy that Western Growers surveys are available for our use.Laura Wood - Compensation Director, Reiter Affiliated Companies

Exclusive to Western Growers Members ONLY

The Western Growers Compensation and HR Practices Survey is now open and offered only through Western Growers, for Western Growers members ONLY.

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Why Should You Participate?

The field worker jobs module of the Compensation Survey includes: base pay, incentives, and piece rate earnings for 23 hourly and professional level jobs. The field worker section of the HR Practices survey reports data on H-2A visa programs, field housing, eligibility for fringe benefits, and special incentive programs.
Survey participation is fast and easy, with efficient online and spreadsheet options that can be completed at your convenience any time before the survey submission deadline.
Participants will receive a free copy of the survey results for each module to which they contribute.



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Exclusive to Western Growers Members

This is your opportunity to tap into industry specific market data and analytics to help run your operations and programs successfully and strategically.

The Western Growers Compensation and HR Practices Survey is offered for Western Growers members only. We encourage your participation in helping drive the standards of excellence forward across our industry.

As an HR professional and as a company wide strategy and goal, we strive to have competitive compensation and benefits for all of our employees. The data that Western Growers provides aligns with our strategies and goals with compensation and benefits. We look forward to continued participation in the Western Growers annual compensation survey and the data the survey provides on an annual basis!

Brett Zall, VP, HR, Fowler Packing Company