During the first quarter of 2023, the fourth bi-annual Middle Tennessee Wage and Benefit survey was completed by over 310 companies. Administered by the Business and Economic Research Center (BERC) at Middle Tennessee State University, this survey is geared towards industrial and manufacturing jobs. Participants are provided the information gathered from it, free of charge, and in complete confidentiality.
During this year’s survey, 27% of companies identified with the help of our local and regional partners participated. This is a bit higher percentage than achieved in prior surveys and this level of engagement is due to the relentless outreach efforts of everyone involved. Truly, the broad-based support from multiple agencies and individuals is what makes this program a success. For everyone’s help and support - Thank you!
Hear from past participants regarding the importance and value of this survey to establishing their pay matrix and benefits structure to ensure they remain competitive in the industry.
The 2023 Wage and Benefit Survey was accomplished under the direction of Dr. Murat Arik at MTSU’s Business and Economic Research Center. To make these results broadly useful and locally meaningful, BERC compiled multiple reports targeting various geographic subregions. Reports are available focused on eight smaller geographic areas as well as reports for larger regions, Upper Cumberland, Southern and Northern Middle, and Nashville Partnership 2030.
Because of a broad partnership and the expertise of BERC, the 40 counties in Middle Tennessee now have a reliable dataset that can assist industries in making informed staffing decisions as well as prospective companies looking to locate in the area.
To learn more about the type of information collected in these surveys, use the buttons below to download examples of the full and occupation reports from 2021.
Survey conducted by:
Dr. Murat Arik
Director, Jones College of Business,
MTSU Business & Economic Research Center
For more information, contact:
Executive Assistant, MTSU BERC
Dr. Kendrick J. Curtis
Assistant Director, MTIDA