COLUMBUS, Ohio– Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) has opened the biennial Compensation Survey to distributor members for access to the Compensation Survey Report.


HARDI is now partnering with Industry Insights to conduct the 2018 Compensation Survey, with additional information to be gathered from over 1,000 distributors from multiple industries represented by 26 organizations. This report, offered on even-numbered years, gives access to an unparalleled level of insight into wage and benefit rates of distributor employees, from the national to the local market level.


“With the ever-changing landscape in healthcare and employee benefits, this survey report provides insight into how others are tackling the challenge,” says Century A/C Supply VP of operations Ken Schreiber.


Wage and benefit information is available in the report for over 35 distribution-specific positions from CEOs and CFOs to inside sales representatives and counter specialists.


Distributor members must submit a completed survey by March 31 to get access to the completed report in May.


“The Compensation Survey Report is one of the most valuable benchmarking resources available to HARDI members,” says market research & benchmarking analyst Brian Loftus. “The crucial value is the local market insight.  Wage rates are increasing with the unemployment rate at historic lows, but the fair rate varies by region.  Members who complete a survey earn access to the report with the current rates in their market.  It’s a powerful report.”


For more information on the Compensation Survey Report, visit



HARDI (Heating, Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International) is the single voice of wholesale distribution within the HVACR industry.


HARDI members market, distribute, and support heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration equipment, parts and supplies. HARDI Distributor members serve installation and service/replacement contractors in residential and commercial markets, as well as commercial/industrial and institutional maintenance staffs. HARDI proudly represents more than 480 distributor members representing more than 5,000 branch locations, and close to 500 suppliers, manufacturer representatives and service vendors.