2017 CAO Salary and Compensation Data Release

Recorded On: 05/01/2018

Anticipating an upcoming salary review? Arm yourself with the latest ICMA data, resources and expertise!

For more than 30 years, ICMA has maintained comprehensive data on the salary and compensation structures of CAOs across the country. Since 2014, our analysis is offered as an exclusive member benefit. While the many variables impacting any given CAO’s compensation are unique and complex, ICMA’s data help to establish norms for practices across local governments in support of our Guidelines for Compensation and our members.

Results of the 2017 CAO Salary and Compensation Survey, to which more than 1,600 responded, will be released on May 1, 2018. In this webinar, ICMA survey research staff will walk through our latest data on salaries and benefits, including variation across states, community size, gender, and local government type. We’ll also review trends in compensation decision-making and issues unique to CAOs. 

ICMA is pleased to be joined in reviewing these findings by Dr. Rex Facer, Associate Professor of Public Management in the Romney Institute of Public Management at Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management. A national and international thought leader on human resource management and local public finance issues, Dr. Facer will share highlights from his own research contextualizing public sector compensation practices and alternative work schedules.

Don’t miss this webinar before your next salary review! There will also be a brief introduction to the new platform.

Free, live, members-only webinar

Rex L. Facer II

Ph.D. The University of Georgia

Rex L. Facer II (Ph.D. The University of Georgia) is Associate Professor of Public Management in the Romney Institute of Public Management at Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management where he teaches in the Master of Public Administration program. President Obama appointed Facer to the Federal Salary Council in 2010. Facer previously served on NASPAA’s Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation, including a term as chair. The commission is the accrediting body for master’s degree programs in public administration. Professor Facer regularly lectures and consults nationally and internationally on human resource management and local public finance issues. His published research has appeared in leading peer-reviewed journals. His current research focuses on public sector compensation practices, alternative work schedules, and local government finance.

Berna Oztekin-Gunaydin

Research and Policy Team, ICMA

Berna Oztekin-Gunaydin is a local government research associate with the Research and Policy Team for ICMA. Her responsibilities include identifying and conducting research, and disseminating content and leading practices on local government management issues. She also focuses on extending ICMA research activities globally. Berna’s recent research includes CAO salary and compensation, cybersecurity, smart cities, and innovation and emerging practices in local governments surveys. She has also been producing multiple case studies on smart cities and impacts of globalization on local government. Before joining to the Research and Policy Team, Berna worked for ICMA Global Programs and Business Development teams for 3 years. She supported ICMA China Center activities, the Legislative Process and Governance Professional Fellows Program in ASEAN Countries, and the CityLinks Program.  Berna has a M.S. degree in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University and M.A. degree in Political Science from Sabanci University (Turkey).

Laura Goddeeris (Moderator)

Director of Survey Research, ICMA

Laura Goddeeris oversees ICMA’s applied research on local government practices, programs, policies, and partnerships as director of survey research. Prior to joining ICMA in 2017, she gained over a decade of experience in research, outreach, and program administration around issues of community and economic development, local and regional food systems, and transportation science. While based in Michigan, she also worked closely with municipal staff for years as chair of her local planning commission and community development advisory committee. Laura holds a Master’s in Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. 


05/01/2018 at 1:00 PM (EDT)   |  75 minutes
05/01/2018 at 1:00 PM (EDT)   |  75 minutes
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1.50 ICMA CE credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 ICMA CE credits  |  Certificate available