The year 2020 was tumultuous. Companies pumped the brakes when the pandemic hit — strategic plans, expenses, headcount, and compensation seemingly came to a halt. In 2021, job market reporting suggests that things are changing rapidly with companies getting creative through virtual onboarding and embracing remote-work life to attract high quality candidates. With hiring demand ticking up as 2021 progresses and the vaccine reopening the world, companies are evaluating different growth strategies.

ForceBrands’ 2021 Salary Report explores how food and non-alcoholic beverage companies are approaching this next phase of growth as it relates to their teams. The report offers exclusive salary data across marketing, operations, sales, finance, and human resources.

We surveyed companies generating $10M-120M in revenue with under 500 employees. The data was compiled between May 2020 and April 2021, through the height of the pandemic.

“It’s time to start looking ahead toward the post-pandemic future now that we’re in a vaccine-empowered world. Companies are hiring again and as leaders in the people business, we thought it was important to offer salary intel that companies can lean on, particularly as market research indicates that many employers are holding back on pay increases,” said ForceBrands’ CEO and Founder Josh Wand. “It is our hope that these insights will empower people to hire strategically and thoughtfully, ultimately with the goal of building winning teams at companies that change the world.”