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Benchmarking Reports

The ARA offers several benchmarking reports to help members compare their business with others in the industry.

 

Compensation and Benefits Report

The new 2014 Compensation and Benefits Report is now available.

This is the only rental-specific employee compensation and benefits benchmarking report available. The report, prepared by professional research firm Industry Insights, was compiled using information from more than 380 ARA general member stores in the United States and Canada. The information included in the report is not available anywhere else. It reveals:

  • Total compensation, hours worked per week, typical tenure/turnover and average/starting salaries for both hourly and salaried positions.
  • Employee benefits/policies regarding health insurance, retirement plans, vacation/PTO/holidays and sick/other leave.
  • Compensation outlook/projections.
     

With the online (premium) version, you can:

  • Download the entire report for 24/7 access.
  • Drill down and aggregate the report by the criteria you set using the compensation calculator.
  • Create customized reports that allow you to look at multiple criteria at once and then download those reports in Excel or PDF format.

With the print (standard) version, you will receive a hard-copy of the aggregate report.   

View the Compensation and Benefits Report Table of Contents.

ARA members who participated in the 2014 Compensation and Benefits Survey will receive a free downloadable copy of the report and access to interactive, online, searchable results. Members who did not participate in the survey may purchase the online report for $175. Nonmembers may purchase it for $475. To purchase the online (premium) version, click here. To purchase the print version, click here.

 

Cost of Doing Business (CODB) Report 

The 2013 CODB Report, compiled with information from more than 330 ARA general member rental stores in the United States and Canada, offers:

  • Insights into key financial performance measures
  • Tools for understanding and improving your business
  • Ways to plan for profitability and performance

In other words, it provides important information that will help you understand your business better, see how you rank in the industry and give you the tools you need to make your business even better. 

ONLINE - This version allows you to:

  • Download the entire report for 24/7 access
  • Drill down and aggregate the data using the on-demand
    reports and graphs
  • Create customized reports that allow you to look at multiple criteria at once and then download those reports in Excel or PDF formats. 

ARA members who participated in the survey receive online access to the report, the customized Company Performance Report and the on-demand reports and graphs free. Members who did not participate in the survey may purchase the online report for $350. Nonmembers may purchase it for $650. To purchase, click here.

Purchasers will receive an email with access instructions.

View the CODB Table of Contents

If you prefer the printed version, click here to order the standard report.

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