The National Capital Area 2019 Benefits Survey

The 14th year of the region’s most robust and reliable Benefits Survey is sponsored by DC SHRM and the Washington Area Total Rewards Association (WATRA).

The Benefits Survey is the region’s most comprehensive source for reliable data on health care, retirement, welfare, and work-life benefits. Use these valuable resources in your organization to improve pay structures, administer compensation programs, and prepare proposals for pay, benefit, and policy practices.

Survey Objectives

  • Collect, analyze and report benefits data.
  • Survey and report on workplace policies and practices, especially benefits and practices directly related to employee recruitment and retention.


Exclusive Features for Respondents

  • Request Special Cuts: Special Cuts allow you to create a targeted peer group to compare compensation and benefits data to similar organizations in your industry. Learn more here
  • Significant discounts: save up to $720.00 on the purchase price for the survey bundle when you participate in both surveys.

Benefits Topics

  • Medical
  • Consumer Directed Health (CDH)
  • Executive Medical
  • Prescription Plan
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Retiree Medical
  • Health Care Reform
Welfare Benefits
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Long-term Care Insurance
Work Life Benefits and Employee Practices
  • Leave Benefits
  • Domestic Partner Benefits
  • Education/Tuition Assistance
  • Telecommuting
  • Work Environment
  • Travel & Transportation
  • Health and Wellness Practices
  • Financial Compensation Benefits
  • Identity Theft
Retirement Benefits
Part-time Employee Benefits
Fringe Rates

The National Capital Area 2019 Benefits Survey Report

The 2019 Benefits Survey Report includes data on workplace benefits and practices across 154 participating employers. Participating organizations employed 108,035 full-time employees at the time of reporting. Order the 2019 Benefits Survey Report by logging in here.