IEEE membership base dues for 2010 will be US $134, a $5 increase. This increase is based on the rate of inflation as measured by the U.S. Consumer Price Index. In addition to the base price of membership, regional assessments are charged to members to facilitate local activities. There are no changes to the assessments for 2010. For U.S. members, the additional combined assessment for IEEE-USA and ABET, the accrediting body in the United States for academic programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology, will be $38, an increase of $1.
Dues for student and graduate student members will rise by $2. This is the first time since 2003 that IEEE student dues have been increased. The fee for society affiliates, which is set at half the base IEEE dues, will increase to $67. Affiliates, who can belong to one or more IEEE societies but are not IEEE members, pay the affiliation fee for each IEEE society they join plus the membership dues charged by that society.