One-of-a-kind benchmarking report provides salaries and benefits for management professionals in the California CID industry.

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (July 11, 2022)—Did you know that 56% of management companies in California offer remote/virtual work arrangements and 49% of employees are utilizing them? That’s just one of the findings from CACM’s recently completed 2022 Compensation & Benefits Study. The California Association of Community Managers (CACM) partnered with Whorton Research to deliver the updated study.

“This report and its invaluable data is something we’ve been anxious to provide our members. In today’s challenging labor market, this study will prove to be a powerful resource ensuring our members remain competitive in hiring and retaining talented staff,” said Tom Freeley, President and CEO of CACM.

The survey was conducted from mid-April through early May 2022 via email. The survey was sent to members and non-members. A total of 699 individuals responded.

Respondents overall reported an average total annual salary of $96,088, and a median of $80,000 in 2021. That’s up from an average of $90,756 and a median of $77,000 in 2020.

Other insights from the study include:

  • Los Angeles-area management professionals reported a mean hourly wage of $52.27, 12% higher than the statewide average.
  • The reported average annual salary of a community/association manager was $73,091 in 2021.
  • Almost all employees have health insurance available, and more than 80% report that employee dental and vision are also available. Employee life insurance is offered to roughly 70% and long-term and short-term disability are made available to about half of community association professionals in California.

The full 2022 Compensation and Benefits Study is available as a printed, spiral-bound report. Members can contact CACM at to order their copy.


About CACM: With nearly 3,000 members, CACM is the only community association management organization to offer California-specific programs leading to a state-recognized designation of Certified Community Association Manager (CCAM®). The association educates community managers to understand and have a working knowledge of more than 1,200 laws and statutes regulating homeowners associations for the benefit of homeowners throughout California. For more information about CACM, our programs or services, visit or contact Lynette Bertrand, Director of Marketing & Communications, at (949) 340-7648 or

About Whorton Research: Over 17 years, Whorton Research has conducted more than 550 quantitative and qualitative research projects for 400 association and nonprofit clients, including needs assessments, membership program reviews, compensation studies, public opinion polls, industry-wide analyses, and product launch/market feasibility.