United Fresh Publishes 2019 Produce Industry Compensation & Benefits Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United Fresh Produce Association has published the fifth edition of its Produce Industry Compensation & Benefits Report, an expansive research resource that assists produce industry employers in understanding critical compensation benchmarks.

The report includes compensation and benefits data from produce companies for more than 30 full-time positions in the areas of: Sales & Marketing; Production & Operations; Quality Control & Assurance; Administration; Finance & Accounting; and Executives. The survey informing the report was open to any U.S. or Canadian-based produce employer, including grower-shippers, brokers, wholesaler-distributors, importers, exporters, and fresh-cut processors. The report will help produce companies directly compare their salaries and benefits for more than thirty full-time positions. Data is reported by: ownership type (family, private, public); type of business; produce sales volume; number of full-time employees; and geography.

New this year, all companies who purchase the report will also have access to a secure and searchable online portal, which will allow users to drill deeper into the data and better tailor criteria to match individual circumstances. Custom reports can then be downloaded as an Excel or a PDF document.

“This report continues to be a valuable resource for our industry as we look to strengthen our compensation and benefit programs,” said United Fresh’s Finance & Business Management Council Chairman Mike McGee, Vice President, Finance, L&M Companies. “The new added feature of the online portal, where companies can filter data by multiple criteria, will provide even more value to users.”

Data from the report originated from a survey administered by expert research firm Industry Insights. Michael Becher, CPA, Vice President of Industry Insights, will present an overview of the results and current compensation trends on Monday, June 10 at 4:00 pm as part of the workshops at the United Fresh 2019 Convention & Expo. In addition, on Tuesday, June 11 at 2:00 pm, Mike McGee and the United Fresh Finance & Business Management Council will host an X-Change Session discussion about compensation trends.

Companies that submitted data for the survey are eligible to receive a fully-customized report and portal access for their company at the special rate of $195. Non-survey participants can order the final report and portal access for $495 for United Fresh members, and $695 for non-members on the United Fresh Website. For questions, contact Miriam Wolk, United Fresh’s Vice President of Member Services at mwolk@unitedfresh.org or 202-303-3410.


About United Fresh Produce Association

Founded in 1904, the United Fresh Produce Association brings together companies across every segment of the fresh produce supply chain, including growers, shippers, fresh cut processors, wholesalers, distributors, retailers, foodservice operators, industry suppliers and allied associations. We empower industry leaders to shape sound government policy. We deliver the resources and expertise companies need to succeed in managing complex business and technical issues. We provide the training and development individuals need to advance their careers in produce. Through these endeavors, we unite our industry with a common purpose – to build long-term value for our members and grow produce consumption.