Equipment Dealers Association Releases 2018 Compensation & Benefits Report

ST. LOUIS, MO (December 17, 2018) – The Equipment Dealers Association (EDA) has released its 2018 Compensation & Benefits Report. This report is the industry’s most comprehensive collection of data related to benefits and wages for dealership employees in North America. Data from the report is collected every two years from agriculture equipment dealers in the United States and Canada

This year nearly 300 equipment dealers submitted their data – these responses represent over 1,100 store locations. In addition to survey data, the report includes a variety of human resources sample forms, such as a hiring checklist and drug and alcohol inquiry authorization, that can be used as-is or revised as needed to fit the needs of the dealership.

The 2018 Compensation & Benefits reported is available for purchase at both a member and non-member price.  A complimentary copy is provided to those who participated in the survey, regardless of membership status.  EDA is grateful to those dealers who took the time to complete the survey and provide us with this valuable data.

The 2018 survey and report are very similar to the 2016 version with one small change. “We added a new volume category (less than $5 million) this year in an attempt to provide a clearer picture of the industry,” said Joe Dykes, EDA’s VP of Industry Relations.  About 13% of our responses came from that category but, as expected, the majority of responses (48%) came from the $10-$50 million volume category.”

EDA also produces a Compensation & Benefits Report specifically for Outdoor Power Equipment dealers.  That data is currently being compiled and the report will be available in early 2019.

Questions about the survey and culminating report should be directed to

About EDA:

Founded in 1900, the Equipment Dealers Association (EDA), is a non-profit trade organization representing 4,500 retail dealers extensively engaged in the sale and service of agricultural, construction, industrial, forestry, outdoor power, lawn and garden, and/or turf equipment. EDA provides essential value to its members by enhancing the dealer-manufacturer relationship and advocating for a positive legislative and regulatory environment. EDA is headquartered in St. Louis, MO and is affiliated with regional associations located throughout the United States and Canada.