First conducted in 2000 and now updated for 2022, the Land Trust Salaries and Benefits Survey is the only comprehensive source of staff compensation data exclusively for the land trust community. The Alliance collects survey information every two to three years to provide a comprehensive guide that helps land trusts make decisions on compensation, helps individuals negotiate their own salaries and provides trends at the national and regional levels.

2022 Update

The most recent report was released on November 9, 2022 and includes data from 343 organizations from 44 states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands. This survey provides a useful snapshot of what land trusts are paying their staff and what benefits they offer, but care should be taken in interpreting these results for your organization or staff.

Land Trust Alliance members receive complimentary access to the report.

Read the report

Thank you

Our sincere thanks to all of the organizations who generously contributed their time and effort to provide data for the 2022 survey.

I write the budget for Prickly Pear Land Trust and this data has been instrumental in getting competitive salaries for our employees. Last year I was able to make a strong case to get a substantial increase for all staff, so I am excited to see that there will be a 2022 edition available soon.
Rachel Rountree, associate director, Prickly Pear Land Trust (MT, accredited)