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ABA and SNAC International Release 2021 Salary and Benefits Survey

(Arlington, VA – March 15, 2022) – Today, the American Bakers Association (ABA) and SNAC International (SNAC), released their 2021 Salary & Benefits Survey. The nearly 150 pages of data covers company profile information, pay practices, benefits and pay information for 34 positions from 36 food manufacturers and supplier organizations across the United States and Canada.

The survey features unique data collected from all segments of the baking and snack foods industries, including bread and rolls, potato and tortilla chips, cakes and pies, cookies and crackers, sweet goods, and tortillas. The survey also will include information on corporate, division and plant management positions with salary broken down by both region and plant size.

“Joining forces with SNAC International for this survey, both of our organizations can offer our respective members complete analysis of current salary and compensation trends in both the baking and snack foods industries,” said Robb MacKie, President and CEO, ABA. “With so many workforce changes, this valuable resource will help snack and baking industries prepare budgets, recruit and retain talent in today’s extremely challenging labor market.”

“For the 2021 Salary & Benefits Survey, we recognized the tight connection between our food manufacturers and their suppliers by including both sectors in the results,” said Elizabeth Avery, President and CEO, SNAC. “The data looks at how organizations implemented competitive hiring practices, adjusted compensation and incentives due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and provided various benefits in addition to salary.”

The data was submitted to and analyzed by the Compdata Survey Practice at, a national compensation survey and consulting firm. The last ABA/SNAC International Salary and Benefits Study was published in 2017.

SNAC members can obtain a copy by visiting members-only resources here. Contact David Walsh ( if you require login information or if you are interested in purchasing the report as a nonmember. 

About SNAC International
Founded in 1937, SNAC International (formerly Snack Food Association) is the leading international trade association for the snack industry representing over 400 companies worldwide, including suppliers, marketers and manufacturers. Upon its three pillars of education, advocacy, and networking, SNAC is committed to connecting the snack industry to create growth and opportunity. For more information, visit