Compensation & Benefits Study
California Head Start Programs - 2017

I. Your 2017 Compensation & Benefits Study Findings:

  • Has new reduced pricing
  • Includes data from more than 70 Head Start programs
  • Are based on the Office of Head Start “Guide for Conducting a Wage and Fringe Benefits Comparability Survey”

II. This report analyzes 53 job categories and is broken out by quartile, reported on a statewide level, by cluster whenever possible.
As well as by:

  • Agency size
  • Agency and program type
  • Demographic (urban, suburban, rural)
  • Union and non-union
  • Budget Range

The study devotes a full page of analysis to each of the job categories, and also reports on employee education levels, benefits and coverage patterns. CHSA has added eight new job listings, created a new category for unionized employees, and added a section about how to apply this data to your local program.

III. Who Uses this Report?

  • Executive directors, program directors and COOs
  • Chief financial officers and fiscal managers
  • Human resource directors and staff
  • Compensation committees and other leadership groups
  • Compensation and benefits consultants

*The OHS Guide cautions programs against relying exclusively on local area compensation data because particular positions often compete against larger labor markets. Per OHS guidance, our California survey reported out data in categories that facilitate comparison to other programs with similar demographics (urban/rural, cost of living, size of program, region, etc.).

Additional Analysis

For programs looking to conduct specialized analysis beyond the scope of the published report, CHSA’s comp analyst consultant may be contacted directly, at

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Mission Statement

The California Head Start Association is the unified voice providing leadership and advocacy for the Head Start community.

Vision Statement

The California Head Start Association will be an important strategic partner representing Head Start interests in California and the nation.

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