Aronson ONE Survey Results

Thank you to all the respondents that participated in the 2019 Aronson ONE Indirect Rate survey and special congratulations to our four winners of the $250 Amazon gift card!  This year’s survey is displaying results from various companies that have headquarters spanning over 22 states. Again we see that over 72% of the participants work for companies in the Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia region. For FY 2019, we see that the majority of respondents are supporting Civilian Agencies at 53% and 47% are in the Department of Defense (DoD) space. Results for the 2019 rates survey show that the participants with revenues up to $50M made up 78% of the participants.

The following graphs display various information from general summary like number of employees and predominant agency our respondents are servicing all the way to average compensation for executives.  The graphs are interactive, and we encourage you to explore each of the charts. For questions about the Aronson ONE survey results, contact us.

Company Information


Overhead Rates

This portion of the results share the age old question, “Is my overhead rate to high, to low or just right?”  The results report what the average overhead rate is for those that have only one overhead rate vs. those that have multiple include home site and client site overhead rates.


Other Rates

This chart reflects the averages for companies with a single fringe rate, the average total cost input G&A vs. Value Added G&A with the Subcontract & Material Handing Rates.



The next two sections below show executive compensation for the CEO, COO, CFO and CAO broken out between base compensation and incentive comp.  The amounts are summarized showing the 50th percentile, mean and 75% percentile.  This data is a great way to show support that your executive compensation is fair and reasonable!