Sept. 26, 2022

NBAA’s Business Aviation Management Committee (BAMC) is asking association members to participate in a new survey that attempts to gauge attitudes toward compensation and benefits structure.

The 2022 survey, which is different from the annual compensation survey, takes about 10 minutes to complete. Review the 2022 BAMC Survey.

“The purpose of this survey is to better understand the impact of aviation employee compensation by exploring the individual perceptions on levels of compensation and the way in which they are structured,” Jo Damato, CAM, NBAA senior vice president, education, training and workforce development. “Survey results will allow us to analyze employee satisfaction with compensation as well as provide insight into the way compensation structures might be adjusted to improve employee morale.”

The annual NBAA Compensation Survey is an indispensable business tool to help NBAA members create and run the most effective and efficient flight departments. The industry survey provides a comprehensive review of aviation department personnel salaries and benefits to help member companies better evaluate their flight departments. Learn more about the NBAA Compensation Survey.

“The Business Aviation Management Committee focuses on resources to help aviation leaders with attraction, retention and development of their workforce related to compensation, work-life balance and leadership culture,” added Damato. “This survey will yield important insight to address those factors and we encourage everyone to take the 10 minutes needed to share their own perceptions.”

This 2022 survey takes a different approach than past compensation surveys, according to Dr. Christopher Broyhill, who is a recognized business aviation industry authority on personnel retention, compensation, leadership and organizational culture, and is directing the survey for the BAMC.

“The survey is designed to do something that to my knowledge has not been done before, and that is to ask those who are being compensated their perceptions on how their compensation is packaged,” Broyhill said.

“Compensation packages traditionally have been designed to implement the philosophy and strategy of the company and with very little attention given to those on the receiving end,” he added. “Traditional compensation surveys measure the mechanisms of compensation and the amounts compensated, but they don’t ask those who are being compensated their opinions. I’m trying to gather some data is this area which thus far has been rarely (if ever) mined.”


The committee provides guidance to NBAA member aviation department managers. Its advisory materials and management programs provide information on management trends, techniques and skills in the development of departmental objectives. policies, standards and planning and much more.