Journal Notes—January 2017

Journal Notes—January 2017

by Michael Hamline, Editor/ Published January 2017

It is with great excitement that FLCAJ presents the 2016–2017 Salary & Information Survey. The information is entirely dependent on readers participating in the Survey by either going online at or by providing information to the FLCAJ Salary Calculator on the CondoJobs website at This year, the links will be accessible all year long, so that we can maximize the number of responses and provide an even better base of information, so let this be an encouragement to you to visit one of the aforementioned websites and take part in the next Salary Survey.

Manager salaries are a reason for continued excitement this year as the average salary of $62,412 in 2016 is a modest increase of $1,568 from the average salary of $60,884 in 2015, which was an increase of $4,586 from 2014. Two consecutive years of manager salary increases is a good thing, and additionally, there was a bounce back of communities providing 65 percent of their managers with health insurance in 2016 compared to only 58 percent receiving health insurance in 2015. To see the full results of the Survey, turn to page eight.

Also, important to read and glean valuable information from is Kathy Danforth’s article “Fit for the Board” on page 24, which aids board members in learning the constraints and methods needed to fulfill one’s fiduciary duty. Chris Evers with Pavement Technology, Inc. writes in “Return on Investment from Pavement Preservation” that by the end of this article on page 36, “you will be able to appreciate and successfully communicate the value of road preservation and calculate the return on investment (ROI) for performing preventive maintenance on your HOA’s roads.”

FLCAJ hopes that January will be a great start to the New Year, and we look forward to serving you and hearing from you as we head into 2017.