Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The National Capital Area (NCA) Surveys are comprised of three separate surveys; the NCA Benefits Survey, NCA Compensation Survey, and the NCA Salary Planning Survey.

DC SHRM is the local DC Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM Chapter #0025). The chapter is committed to providing all professionals in the field of human resource management a forum for expanding their knowledge and talent. To learn more and become a member of DC SHRM, visit their site.

To register for an account, complete the registration form and someone from our team will contact you. If you have participated or purchased the survey in the past, click Forgot password to create or reset your password.

Log in to your account. Visit the “Reports” page, from the menu at the very top of the screen (blue bar). For prior year surveys, please select the appropriate year from the drop-down menu. You should see the options to Download the reports you’ve purchased.

Participation is easy! Simply register for an account and when a participation period begins, you will receive an email letting you know. Specific dates for participating are posted on the site calendar.

The survey region includes the Washington-Baltimore Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area (CMSA), as defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB), including St. Mary's County in Maryland and Frederick County in Virginia. The OMB defines the Washington-Baltimore region as the 12 Maryland counties of Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Carroll, Charles, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George's, Queen Anne's, and Washington; the 11 Virginia counties of Arlington, Clark, Culpeper, Fairfax, Fauquier, King George, Loudoun, Prince William, Spotsylvania, Stafford, and Warren; the West Virginia counties of Berkeley and Jefferson; and all encompassed areas and cities, including the District of Columbia.

Participating organizations must have at least 10 full-time employees in the region at the time of participation. At least 10 percent of the participating organization’s full-time jobs must match surveyed jobs.