Which In-plant Conference Attendees Are Paid the Most?
Nearly half of all in-plant managers attend educational conferences, and those that do make more money than those who stay at home. This was just one of the findings of IPG's new In-plant Salary Survey Report.
The number of managers who attend conference has risen over the past two years. In 2015, 44.4% attended conferences, and in 2013 just 27.5% did. Our survey revealed that the managers who attend conferences make 9.2% more than those who don’t.
The most popular event attended by survey respondents is the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA) conference, with 63% of those who attend conferences going to this one. The Association of College and University Printers (ACUP) conference is the next most popular — no doubt due to the high number of higher-ed in-plant managers who responded — with 38% saying they attend.
Third in line is Graph Expo, which draws 34% of managers. Various vendor user group conferences make up the next most popular event category, with 15% saying they attend those.
In terms of salary, however, attendees of MailCom (5% of respondents) make the most money ($98,600) followed by attendees of SGIA ($91,838) and DScoop ($91,750). Graph Expo comes in at No. 5, with the average salary of attendees at $85,047.
But what of IPMA and ACUP attendees? What are their average salary amounts? Find out by downloading our full salary survey report.
Our in-plant salary survey results and analysis will be published in our February issue, however we’ve made a more comprehensive version, with additional data (including average salaries of conference attendees), available online. This special report is available free of charge by clicking the link below. We ask only that you fill out a very short registration form to help our research efforts. This data is helping us better serve the market with relevant content. Once you register, you will not be asked for this information next time we publish a special report as long as you use the same browser. Click here to see our full 2017 In-plant Salary Survey Report.