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Guild's Latest Benchmarking Data Report is Now Available

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Jun 13, 2017

The National Guild has released the latest edition of its semi-annual Benchmarking Data Report, containing quantitative data on staff and faculty salaries, organizational finances, instructional fees, financial aid, enrollment demographics, and more. The report has become an essential tool for community arts education providers engaged in strategic and program planning, budgeting, salary negotiations, and organizational assessment.

Using the data collected, users can search for financial information across disciplines, budget ranges, and locations, to find answers to questions like:

  • What is the pay scale for development directors, marketing directors, and other staff?
  • What is the average fee for 30 minutes of individual private instruction?
  • What is the average total dollar value of need-based financial aid awarded directly to individual students?
  • What is the average percentage of operating income that is earned vs. contributed?




The Guild conducts a critical survey every few years for the benefit of our members and the field as a whole, to collect data for the report. For this year’s survey the Guild partnered with DataArts to gather data from over 150 arts education organizations between fall 2016 and winter 2017, as well as create an online system where members can run custom reports through DataArts’ web portal.

The 2017 Benchmarking Data Report is available as a free PDF download to member organizations that completed the survey. Copies are available to purchase for those who did not complete the survey. Guild members receive a discounted rate.

Member rate: $100
Non-member rate: $175

Contact MacAdam Smith at 212-268-3337 ext. 13 to order your copy of the report.

This resource brought to you by the National Guild for Community Arts Education. www.nationalguild.org