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Some frequently asked questions about the AgSalary.

The amount of time it takes to complete the survey will depend on the number of survey jobs you are able to match. It shouldn’t take you longer than 2 to 3 minutes to submit pay data for each employee per job title.
Not at all. You will receive survey results free of charge for each module in which you participate.
For each of the jobs on your list (survey jobs that you’ve matched), you will need to know the following:
  • Annual base pay as of January 1st.
  • Is the employee eligible for an annual cash bonus? If yes, what was the dollar amount of the bonus?
  • Is the employee eligible for sales commission or sales bonuses? If yes, what was the dollar amount of the commission or bonus?
  • Is the employee eligible for piece rate pay in addition to their hourly pay? If yes, what was the average piece rate paid in addition to their hourly rate?
  • Does the employee receive any type of reimbursement for business miles driven?
    • Monthly car allowance? If yes, what is the monthly dollar amount?
    • Given a company car or truck? If yes, for business use only, or business and personal use?
    • Reimbursed for each business mile driven when using personal car/truck? If yes, what is the per-mile reimbursement rate (i.e., $.55/mile)?
If you have a payroll provider like ADP or Paychex, you may already be receiving standard reports that provide base pay data for your employees. If not, request a report that provides base pay information as well as bonus data if applicable. As you know, each type of “earnings” has a unique code in the payroll system (i.e., base pay is coded differently than bonus). You can request a report from your payroll provider or payroll department that shows the different types of earnings by employee. If you have your own in-house payroll department, they should be able to provide you with the required information. Alternatively, you may need to consult with your accounting or finance department.
You do not have to complete the entire survey in one sitting. The survey submission deadline is April 30th. You can save your work and come back to the survey when you get the next opportunity.
There are 2 options: You can complete the compensation survey online or by downloading the survey Excel file. The Excel file duplicates all the fields of the online survey, including drop-down menus to select responses. You may prefer to use the Excel file as an at-a-glance, comprehensive document to submit your pay data. Once you’ve entered your pay data into the Excel file, email the completed Excel file to Fran Mueseler,
Please contact Fran Mueseler, CEO of PEOPLEMatters Compensation Resources, at 818-324-0035 or Fran is the person responsible for collecting, auditing, and analyzing all survey data. She is here to help you, and promises to respond within 24 hours.


Contact Information

Fran Mueseler
PEOPLEMatters Compensation Resources
(818) 324-0035

Karen Timmins
Western Growers
Sr. Vice President, Human Resources
(949) 885-2295

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