ST. LOUIS. — The Equipment Dealers Assn. (EDA) has released its 2018 OPE Compensation & Benefits Report. This report is the industry’s most comprehensive collection of data related to benefits and wages for outdoor power equipment (OPE) dealership employees in North America. Data from the report is collected every 2 years from OPE dealers in the United States and Canada.

This year 70 dealerships’ data is included in the report and these responses represent 85 store locations in 30 states. In addition to survey data, the report includes a variety of human resources sample forms, such as a hiring checklist and drug and alcohol inquiry authorization, which can be used as-is or revised as needed to fit the needs of the dealership.

The 2018 Compensation & Benefits report is available for purchase at both a member and non-member price (members must be logged in to EDA's site to receive the discount). A complimentary copy is provided to those who participated in the survey, regardless of membership status. EDA is grateful to those dealers who took the time to complete the survey and provide us with this valuable data.

Questions about the survey and culminating report should be directed to