NAHMA, Pearl Meyer Release 2021 Affordable Housing Compensation Survey Report

Cover of Compensation Survey ReportThe National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) and Pearl Meyer are pleased to announce the release of the 2021 NAHMA Affordable Housing Compensation Survey report. The report provides affordable housing real estate companies with current information on key organization metrics and compensation program structure/design characteristics. In addition, competitive compensation levels are provided―both 2020 actual awards and 2021 target opportunities―for 170 positions.

A free sample of the report, providing the overall average base salary and total compensation for each role presented in the survey, is available here: 
2021 NAHMA Compensation Survey SAMPLE

The full report can be purchased by visiting the NAHMA page on the Pearl Meyer website. 

A total of 71 companies participated in the survey. Participating companies are provided with valuable data to benchmark compensation for employees working in the affordable housing industry as well as various facets of real estate. If you wish to take part in next year’s survey, contact Davis Steinbrecher at

Pearl Meyer survey team members are available as speakers for AHMA webinars and conferences to share insights on the survey findings.


NAHMA is the leading voice for affordable housing management, advocating on behalf of multifamily property managers and owners whose mission is to provide quality affordable housing. NAHMA supports legislative and regulatory policy that promotes the development and preservation of decent and safe affordable housing, is a vital resource for technical education and information and fosters strategic relations between government and industry. NAHMA’s membership represents 75% affordable housing industry, and includes its most distinguished multifamily owners and management companies. 

About Pearl Meyer

Pearl Meyer is the leading advisor to boards and senior management on the alignment of compensation with organizational and leadership strategies, making pay programs a powerful catalyst for value creation and competitive advantage. Our survey team provides organizations with accurate, on-point information supporting effective business decisions. Pearl Meyer’s global clients stand at the forefront of their industries and range from emerging high-growth, not-for-profit, and private companies to the Fortune 500 and FTSE 350. The firm has offices in Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Houston, London, Los Angeles, New York, Rochester, and San Jose. For more information on Pearl Meyer, visit us at or contact us at 212-644-2300.