The United Fresh Produce Association has launched its latest survey of compensation information for the fresh produce industry.

The group says the data will be “published in an expansive research report that will assist produce industry employers in understanding critical compensation benchmarks.”

Mike McGee, the United Fresh finance and business management council chair, said “it’s crucial for our industry to have reliable data and benchmarks to inform our decisions” and noted “broad industry participation in this year’s survey will lead to a robust report.”

As always, the survey is set to collect data on the compensation and benefits produce companies offer to more than 30 full-time positions in the areas of: sales and marketing; production and operations; quality control and assurance; administration; finance and accounting; and executives. The survey is open to any U.S. or Canadian-based produce employer, including grower-shippers, brokers, wholesaler-distributors, importers, exporters, and fresh-cut processors.

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New to the report this year is questions focused on two new positions related to sustainability as well as questions about how companies have changed their salary and benefit practices due to COVID-19.

The survey, which is administered every two years, will inform a report expected to be published in June.

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