Five Reasons to Take the 2020 PayScale CBPR Survey

Every year, thousands of professionals and business executives participate in PayScale’s Compensation Best Practices Survey. The data we collect will be used to produce the 2020 Compensation Best Practices Report. In this industry gold standard report you will find an in-depth analysis of all the insights and trends revealed in this survey. 

Some of the topics covered include:

  • The top concerns for HR professionals in 2020 
  • Tactics to boost retention in 2020
  • Prepping for a potential recession
  • How organizations handle raises
  • Communicating comp with your employees
  • And many more!

Our data will be broken down into easy to digest categories, including:


Respondents come from all over the world, including the United States, Canada and beyond. Organizations with both single and multiple locations are represented.

Organization Size

We defined four organizational sizes for comparison as follows: Small (1-99 employees), Mid (100-747 employees), Large (750-4,999 employees) and Enterprise (5,000 or more employees).

Industry and Org Type

We get respondents from both public and private companies. Typical industries represented are technology, Healthcare, Manufacturing and Nonprofit. We also have respondents from government, schools, higher ed, hospitals, cooperatives and trade associations.

Job Level

Most respondents identify as Managers. However, we also have respondents that identify as individual contributors, directors, vice-presidents or C-level executives.

Just in case you’re still on the fence, here are five reasons to complete the 2020 CBPR Survey. 

five reasons to Take the 2020 CBPR Survey

1. It’s easy

On average, it takes less than 15 minutes to complete the survey. The vast majority of the questions are multiple choice. Mostly you’ll be clicking buttons, checking boxes and selecting drop-downs. We’ve sprinkled in a few open-ended format questions to give you an opportunity to elaborate on your answers if you so choose.

2. It’s safe

All answers are confidential. PayScale uses advanced security technologies to keep our data safe. Your identity and answers will remain confidential – including participants who choose to provide their email address to enter the raffle to win new Bose noise-cancelling headphones and for early access to survey results.

3. Boost your karma

By filling out this survey, you’ll ultimately be helping your colleagues and peers achieve greater pay equity. The more data we collect, the more analyses we can provide across different segments and industries. It’s a win-win situation for all.

4. Get early access

As soon as the results are compiled and the reports are ready, you’ll be among the first to be notified. Think how great it will be to have data ready at your fingertips.

5. Win a prize

Listen to your favorite playlist in style. At the end of the survey you’ll be asked to optionally submit your name for a raffle. You could win a brand new pair of Bose noise-cancelling headphones.


Your input matters

Whether you’re an individual contributor a CEO, or somewhere in-between, we welcome all points of view to complete the survey. In order to produce the report, we depend on professionals and business executives like you. 

Take the 2020 PayScale CBPR Survey and make your voice be heard.