The Foundation for Community Association Research (FCAR)’s Community Association Manager Compensation and Salary Surveyshows that managers who obtained CMCA certification earn, on average, 20% more than non-credentialed community association managers.

Please take a few minutes to complete the 2021 Community Association Manager Compensation and Salary Survey if you have not done so already. Participants receive FREE access to the results. (You will need to log in with your email address and CAI password.) 

The Foundation for Community Association Research is producing the survey—a valuable tool for benchmarking compensation and benefit levels in the community association management industry—for the seventh time. This will be the first report that provides access to real-time data through a dynamic, online platform.

The survey will include data on:

  • Annual wages paid to community managers, including large-scale, high-rise, on-site, portfolio, CEOs, management company executives, and many others. (Note: We highly encourage you to pass this survey along to your colleagues and team members.)
  • Employee benefits
  • Vacation and sick leave
  • Retirement, flex-spending, and more

The Foundation has commissioned Dynamic Benchmarking, an independent research firm, to host the survey, compile data, and produce reports. Strict confidentiality is maintained by Dynamic Benchmarking and the Foundation.

To participate in the survey, simply log in with your email address and CAI password and begin entering the data into the third-party website. You can enter and exit the survey as often as you like; the website will save your responses. You will need to complete the entire survey to receive free access to the results. That free access will be available once there is enough aggregate data for a meaningful comparison of compensation and salary data. We estimate free access will be available by May. 

If you have any questions about the survey or wish to learn more about it, please visit our website or email

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About CMCA ~ The Essential Credential

CAMICB is a more than 25 year old independent professional certification body responsible for developing and delivering the Certified Manager of Community Associations® (CMCA) examination. CAMICB awards and maintains the CMCA credential, recognized worldwide as a benchmark of professionalism in the field of common interest community management. The CMCA examination tests the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform effectively as a professional community association manager. CMCA credential holders attest to full compliance with the CMCA Standards of Professional Conduct, committing to ethical and informed execution of the duties of a professional manager. The CMCA credentialing program carries dual accreditation. The National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) accredits the CMCA program for meeting its U.S.-based standards for credentialing bodies. The ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) accredits the CMCA program for meeting the stringent requirements of the ISO/IEC 17024 Standard, the international standards for certification bodies. The program's dual accreditation represents compliance with rigorous standards for developing, delivering, and maintaining a professional credentialing program. It underscores the strength and integrity of the CMCA credential. Privacy Policy:

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