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Industry Surveys

Providing association and industry benchmarks for our members on topics such as:
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Economic Impact
  • Service Support & Usage
  • and more...
The IFEA conducts a number of member surveys to keep you better informed on topics of operational importance. Responses to these surveys are completely confidential and help us to provide an overview of trends and information that allow our members to negotiate better packages, justify programs, compare to industry norms, and plan for the future. Results also allow the IFEA to present a clearer picture of our association and the scope of our industry to outside sources.

If you have topical areas that you would like to suggest to the IFEA for survey consideration contact Scott Schmader, Director of Membership and Data Management at

IFEA Members

Share Your Stories:

Help Combat Corruption in Events!

Are you a festival or event professional who has witnessed or experienced collusion, favoritism, bribery, or fraud? Your insights can play a crucial role in a new book by renowned Festival & Event professional, author and IFEA Hall of Fame Inductee, Bill O'Toole, CFEE on Preventing Corruption in Events .

Bill is collecting real-life stories from industry insiders to shed light on the often hidden but impactful issue of corruption in our sector. Your contributions will help highlight the challenges and pave the way for fairer, more transparent practices.

What We're Looking For:

  • Non-incriminating personal experiences or observations.
  • Instances where you’ve seen unethical practices like collusion or favoritism.
  • Stories of how bribery or fraud affected events and people involved.

Why Share? Corruption undermines the integrity of the events industry, disadvantaging honest businesses and professionals. By sharing your experiences, you contribute to a critical conversation that can lead to meaningful change.

Confidentiality Assured: We understand the sensitivity of this topic. Rest assured, your identity and details will remain confidential unless you wish to disclose them.

How to Share Your Story:

  • Click Here to share your story on Bill's Website directly.
  • Or, email your story or experience directly to Bill.

Together, we can work towards a more ethical and transparent events industry. Your voice matters!

2023 IFEA Compensation & Benefits Survey

2023 IFEA Compensation & Benefits Report

Are Your Compensation and Benefits Competitive with Others at Your Level in the Festivals & Events Industry?

Up-to-date information on competitive compensation levels and employee benefits is crucial in today's job market. That information focusing specifically on the Festivals and Events Industry is even more vital. To obtain this information, the IFEA conducted a Compensation & Benefits Survey for 2023. Providing detailed information on 66 employee benefits and salary ranges for 56 Festival and Event specific positions, the final report is now available for purchase.

IFEA Members: $250
Non-IFEA Members: $600

Anyone who completed the Compensation & Benefits Survey in full, is eligible to receive a complimentary copy of the report. That copy was sent out on 3/15/2023. Questions, please contact Scott Schmader, Director of Membership and Data Management at

IFEA MEMBERS - LOG IN HERE to purchase at the IFEA Member Rate.

Purchase Here:

2023 IFEA Compensation & Benefits Survey Report
2023 IFEA Compensation & Benefits Survey Report (NM)
Once purchased, the final report will be available to download on your purchase receipt.
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