Iowa Renewable Fuels Association announces 2022 Compensation Report to assist Industry Partners Attract and Retain Employees

Contact: Monte Shaw

JOHNSTON, IA – The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association has completed a 2022 Compensation and Benefits Survey. This survey includes data on salaries, insurance, other benefits, from biofuel plants across the country. Companies are able to use this report when setting wages and benefits for employees and directors.

“These days it is more important than ever to stay competitive to retain employees,” said IRFA Marketing Director Lisa Coffelt. “IRFA’s Compensation Survey provides ethanol and biodiesel plants a convenient and cost-effective way to review industry norms and be competitive when setting compensation for plant employees and board members.”

The survey collects data for 23 key biofuels industry benchmark jobs, as well as 6 Board of Director related positions. In total, 30 organizations and 60 plants across the United States have already tapped into the valuable resource.

“The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Wage & Benefits Survey provides an independent, third-party evaluation of the industry that helps me as a CEO make sure the salaries and benefits Absolute Energy is offering are in line with other biofuel plants. I have found it to be a useful tool when recruiting new employees and during annual reviews.” – Rick Schwarck, CEO, Absolute Energy.

If interested in acquiring a copy of the 2022 Compensation Report, contact Lisa Coffelt at 515-252-6249 or

About Iowa Renewable Fuels Association

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association represents the state’s liquid renewable fuels industry and works to foster its growth. Iowa is the nation’s leader in renewable fuels production with 42 ethanol refineries capable of producing 4.5 billion gallons annually – including 34 million gallons of annual cellulosic ethanol production capacity – and 11 biodiesel facilities with the capacity to produce 410 million gallons annually. For more information, visit the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association website at: