CRTRA Membership Benefits

    The Chain Restaurant Total Rewards Association (CRTRA) was established in 1976. This professional organization is dedicated to strengthening and enhancing Total Rewards within the chain restaurant industry.

    Benefits of membership include:

    - CRTRA Membership Roster — Exclusive access to Online Membership Roster

    - CRTRA Surveys — Access to Annual Compensation Surveys, Semi-Annual Non-Management Hourly Surveys, and Benefits Surveys administered by Aon at a significant discount from market pricing (2019 Pricing). Access to shared SurveyMonkey account to create your own survey and view data collected from other surveys.

    - WorldatWork - CRTRA has partnered with WorldatWork to give its members access to professional development through a special program that provides you WorldatWork membership and training at a special CRTRA rate. 

    - CRTRA Annual Conference — Hosted by CRTRA, this is a benefit to all members and features speakers and small group sessions on important compensation and benefit topics in addition to networking opportunities

    - CRTRA Monthly Webinars & Roundtables - Monthly educational webinars on compensation and benefits hot topics and virtual roundtable discussions with your CRTRA peers on current Total Rewards trends and issues.

    - CRTRA Newsletters — Monthly newsletters that allow you to stay current with what's happening in CRTRA as well as the industry as a whole.

    - Serving Up! Podcast - CRTRA podcast taking a deeper dive into subjects impacting CRTRA member compnaies

    - CRTRA Reports — Access to published spot surveys and other proprietary publications

    - ed2go - CRTRA has partnered with ed2go for continuing education for all members. Members have access to ed2go online courses and programs at a deeply discounted price.


    Continuing Education Units Available as CRTRA Members! (self -reported)

    Board position - 10
    Chair - 5
    Member of HR Organization - 2.5
    Survey related to work practices - 1

    Presentations - 3
    Board member or committee chair - 5
    Committee Member - 3
    HR Surveys - 1
    Professional membership - 3

    World-at-Work Credits
    12 credits needed to recertify every three years.
    Earn .5 credits every year just for being a member,  2.5 credits for a 2.5 day conference, and .125 credits for every hour long webinar
    Members must self-report all credits.

    Membership Rates

    Company Membership

    Membership are held by member companies and may designate up to eight (8) employees of the Member Company as Users. To be considered for membership, the Company must operate (either through direct ownership or franchising) at least 3 restaurants within at least one of the following category/concepts: Quick Service Restaurant, Casual Dining, Family Dining, Quick Casual, Polished Casual, or Fine Dining.

    Participation in the surveys is a mandatory part of membership.

    Duration: 1 Year

    Dues: $325/calendar year

    You can join CRTRA by filling out the Online Application. If your membership is approved, you will be contacted by CRTRA's Membership Director.


    Membership Renewals

    Already a member of CRTRA? Click here to renew your membership.

    Join CRTRA

    Please review our application process before submitting your application.


    Questions? Contact Tish Chism, Membership Director, at [email protected].