Benefits and Compensation

IMPAQ offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program to support our staff’s professional development, work/life balance, retirement planning, wellness, and community service goals. The benefits listed below summarize the package available to qualified full-time and part-time staff. 


Our pay structure is designed to attract and retain top talent, including:

  • Merit-based, annual compensation adjustments
  • Annual performance bonuses based on individual contributions and corporate success
  • Maryland living wage for all staff in its Columbia, MD Survey Research Center

Health & Wellness

We encourage staff to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle by providing:

  • Subsidized medical, prescription drug, dental, and vision insurance plans
  • Short- and long-term disability plans
  • Fitness membership subsidy

Leave Provisions

We offer competitive leave benefits on an annual basis, including:

  • Paid vacation
  • Paid holidays per year
  • Paid sick leave
  • Paid leave for bereavement, military reserve duty, and jury service


We offer a professionally-managed 401(k) plan to help staff save for their retirement including:

  • 401k self-deferral (before tax and Roth options) 
  • Safe Harbor employer-match of individual contributions
  • Discretionary employer contributions

Employee Services

We provide additional work/life benefits to staff including:

  • Transit Subsidy for staff at our California and Washington, D.C. offices
  • Emergency travel assistance and identity theft protection
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Life & Disability Insurance

We offer several company-sponsored insurance plans, as well as voluntary options to purchase supplementary insurance:

  • Basic life insurance
  • Accidental death and dismemberment plans
  • Voluntary supplemental life and dependent life insurance plans

Flexible Spending Accounts

We offer Flexible Spending Account programs which allow staff to set aside pre-tax dollars for eligible expenses:

  • Health care spending account
  • Dependent care spending account

Professional Development

Professional development of staff is a priority at IMPAQ and the Career Development Framework provides the basis for discussions on growth and development. Professional development benefits include:

  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Professional association membership dues and certification costs
  • Professional conference and workshop participation
  • Training programs targeted at specific skill needs

Community Service & Charitable Giving

In addition to our Corporate Social Responsibility efforts, IMPAQ encourages staff to give back to their communities by providing:

  • Matching charitable gift programs for select company-supported charities
  • Support for staff volunteer efforts

IMPAQ’s corporate benefit program is subject to periodic review, administrative procedures, eligibility requirements, and contractual obligations.