Between March and May of 2016, 197 route setters from across the country took part in Tick.Tape.Tighten.'s "National Route Setting Compensation Survey."
With the number of commerical climbing facilities on the rise, an increasing number of route setters have been raising questions regarding fair and reasonable compensation within their profession; however, up until this time, little data has been compiled on the subject.
As such, the goal of this survey was to shed some light on the industry, specifically in regards to route setting, and to gather some relevant, factual information for route setters, managers, and gym owners to reference throughout their future endevours.
The results have been compiled into various graphs and charts for your use below.
If you have any questions or comments regarding the survey, results, data interpertation, etc., please feel free to drop us a line at any time.
*In certain cases, skewed data sets were taken into account by reporting the median data results (rather than the mean) to showa more real representation of the participants surveyed.
*Extreme outliers were removed from the survey results to help maintain a fair represtation of the data set.
*Not every participant answered every question in the survey; however, every question had at least a 90% response rate.
*USA Climbing divisional lines were used in throughout the survey to help determine where in the country responses were being tallied, while maintaining route setters' anonymity.
National Route Setting Compensation Survey Results
Special thanks to Daniel Cartwright for his role in the organization and interpertation of data within this survey.