Participate in the Online Surveys to Increase the Value of the Data 

Attn: DMA West-member CEOs (or the Designated Representative from a member DMO)
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DMO Budget Survey

Budget Allocations in Today’s Environment

Interested to know how your budget stacks up to others in your competitive set? Curious about changing budget allocations in today’s environment?  If so, plan to complete the DMO Budget Survey on an annual basis and encourage other member-CEOs to do the same.

The annual DMO Budget Survey is designed to determine member budget classifications and to provide a focus on those items having an impact on a DMO's budget. Participating CEOs will find the DMO profiles useful for planning purposes. Results available via the standard DMO ‘profile’ or download the tabulation version.

Members use the survey information when creating budgets, researching funding sources and planning DMO expenditures.

The DMO Budget Survey is a “members-only” program, with results accessible only to survey participants.

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CEO and Staff Salary & Benefits Survey

Remember, the more member DMOs that participate in the surveys, the more valuable the data.

The purpose of this survey is to determine the salary and benefit schedules of CEOs and staff members, as well as to collect data about such items as employment contracts and benefits.

The survey includes an organization-background data section as well as chief executive officer and staff sections focusing on salaries and benefits.

The survey results provide valuable information for member DMOs to use in planning and budgeting activities. Participating CEOs may download survey summary reports based on operating budgets.

In the last few years, we made significant changes in the Staff Salaries section of the Salary and Benefits Survey. We discontinued using staff position titles. CEOs are asked to report staff salary information by key function areas at various levels from executive level to support level.

Reminder: If your DMO does not have a comparable position of any listed, leave the salary information blank for that position(s). For example, if your organization does not have a Vice President/Director of Communications, but has a Communications Manager, you would leave the lead-position salary box blank and report the average salary for your organization’s Communications Manager in the appropriate box. For a staff person with multiple department responsibilities, we ask CEOs to report the salary information for that staff person's primary responsibility.

Annually, the current edition of the CEO and Staff Salary & Benefits Survey is available late summer/early fall for completion. As with all DMA West surveys, the salary and benefit survey is a participatory survey, with access to results available only to those member DMOs completing the online survey.

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“Recently, the Board of Directors of the Elko Convention and Visitors Authority requested we review our employee salary ranges for potential revision. After looking at comparable positions within the local government and education sectors, I turned to WACVB [now DMA West] for comparisons. The ability to match the salary ranges from bureaus within our budget range was extremely helpful and made the process very easy. The credibility of WACVB [now DMA West] was well received and made the entire review process simple. I encourage everyone to take the time to complete the Salary and Benefits Survey as a tool to support your endeavors going forward.”

~ Don Newman
Executive Director
Elko Convention and Visitors Authority