The median salary in 2008 was $51,135 compared to $55,000 in 2012. Certified Sports Field Managers make significantly more than non-certified members at $64,959.
STMA member compensation increases 7.5%
STMA recently completed its 2012 Compensation and Benefits Report. Median salaries rose nearly $4,000 for sports turf managers since 2008. The median salary in 2008 was
$51,135 compared to $55,000 in 2012, an increase of 7.5%. Certified Sports Field Managers (CSFM) make significantly more than non-certified members at $64,959. The survey also reports compensation by experience, education levels, acres managed and by employment category. The report also contains a comparison to the 2008 data, when is statistically different from the 2012 data.
Assistant’s salaries are reported in separate tables. The average salary for a first assistant is $41,458.
The report also provides a comprehensive analysis about of the benefits received by sports turf managers. They do receive typical benefits. However, in most areas there has been a slight decline in employer-paid and employer-provided portions, which is not uncommon in a tight economy.
The complete report is available on the members only area of www.STMA.org.