Attract and retain the best executive talent by benchmarking your company’s compensation practices vs. other companies of comparable size and profile in terms of:
  • Cash Compensation: Includes base salary and bonus data for 2014 and expected for 2015
  • Equity and options grants
  • Benefits and perk packages
  • Compensation policies and practices
  • Change in compensation components from the prior year
Motivate your senior executive team with practices that reward the right activities, attitudes, and output.

Learn how the absolute dollar amounts and mix of compensation components vary by:

  • Company annual revenue
  • Number of employees
  • Industry
  • Geographic region
  • Type of ownership: Family, Sole Proprietor, Partnership, Private Equity Owned, Venture Capital Owned, and Employee Owned
  • Revenue growth
  • Profitability margins
Benchmark your compensation against your peers and competition. The 2015 CEO and Senior Executive Compensation Report offers compensation analysis for most senior positions, including:
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • Chairman
  • President
  • Senior Operations Executive (COO, GM, VP Operations)
  • Senior Finance Executive (CFO, VP Finance)
  • Senior Marketing Executive (CMO, VP Marketing)
  • Senior Sales Executive (CSO, VP Sales)
  • Senior Information Technology Executive (CTO, CIO)
  • Senior Research/Engineering Executive (Chief Scientist/Engineer, VP R&D/Engineering)
  • Senior Human Resources Executive (Human Resources Director, VP Human Resources)

The most comprehensive data on private company executive compensation

Chief Executive Research has gathered compensation and best practices data from 1,250 private companies, with over 3,000 current CEO and executive compensation data points.

This is the most comprehensive proprietary dataset for private company CEO and executive compensation ever collected. Be confident using our guide as the definitive source of benchmarking and best practices data.

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Chief Executive Research sent surveys to the readers of Chief Executive magazine as well as select segments of its online database of CEOs in 2015, asking for company information, compensation data, policies, and procedures for their most recently completed fiscal year as well as expected 2015 cash compensation.

1,250 private companies responded to the survey, with over 700 completing the detailed compensation questions. There were a total of over 3,000 responses for individual compensation packages.

Strong response rates were received from private companies representing a wide range of sizes, industries, geographies, and ownership types.

The survey effort focused on private companies with revenues from less than $2 million to over $1 billion and utilized a stratified sampling of companies to allow companies of each size to benchmark their company against similarly-sized companies.

 

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Compensation Charts for CEOs*

*Partial List. Full report contains 120+ CEO Compensation Charts
Summary
  • 2014 Total CEO Compensation
  • Cash CEO Compensation Over Time
  • Total CEO Compensation
Compensation by Company Revenue
  • 2014 Median Total CEO Compensation by Company Revenue
  • 2014 Top Quartile Total CEO Compensation by Company Revenue
Compensation by Industry
  • 2014 Median Total CEO Compensation by Industry
  • 2014 Median CEO Total Compensation by Industry and Company Revenue
Compensation by Ownership Type
  • 2014 Median Total CEO Compensation by Ownership Type
  • 2014 Top Quartile Total CEO Compensation by Ownership Type
2014 Compensation
  • 2014 CEO Cash Compensation
  • 2014 CEO Base Salary vs. Company Revenue
  • 2014 CEO Bonus vs. Company Revenue
Cash Compensation by Company Revenue
  • 2014 CEO Total Cash Compensation by Company Revenue – Bottom Quartile
  • 2014 CEO Total Cash Compensation by Company Revenue – Median
  • 2014 CEO Total Cash Compensation by Company Revenue – Top Quartile
Salary by Number of Employees
  • 2014 CEO Base Salary by Number of Employees
  • 2014 CEO Bonus by Number of Employees
  • 2014 CEO Total Cash Compensation by Number of Employees – Median
Salary by Industry
  • 2014 CEO Base Salaries by Industry
  • 2014 CEO Bonus by Industry
  • 2014 Median Total CEO Cash Compensation by Industry
2014 Compensation by Ownership Type
  • 2014 CEO Base Salary by Ownership Type
  • 2014 CEO Bonus by Ownership Type
  • 2014 CEO Total Cash Compensation by Ownership Type – Median
Compensation by Region
  • 2014 CEO Base Salary by Region
  • 2014 CEO Bonus by Region
  • 2014 CEO Total Cash Compensation by Region – Median
Compensation by Labor Market
  • 2014 CEO Base Salary by Labor Market
  • 2014 CEO Bonus by Labor Market
  • 2014 CEO Total Cash Compensation by Labor Market – Median
Compensation by Revenue Change
  • 2014 CEO Base Salary by Revenue Change
  • 2014 CEO Bonus by Revenue Change
  • 2014 CEO Total Cash Compensation by Revenue Change – Median
Compensation by Profitability
  • 2014 CEO Base Salary by Profitability
  • 2014 CEO Bonus by Profitability
  • 2014 CEO Total Cash Compensation by Profitability – Median
Expected 2015 Cash Compensation (1/2)
  • Expected 2015 CEO Cash Compensation by Company Revenue – Median
  • Expected 2015 CEO Cash Compensation by Number of Employees – Median
  • Expected 2015 CEO Cash Compensation by Industry – Median
Expected 2015 Cash Compensation (2/2)
  • Expected 2015 CEO Cash Compensation by Ownership Type – Median
  • Expected 2015 CEO Cash Compensation by Region – Median
  • Expected 2015 CEO Cash Compensation by Labor Market – Median
CEO Bonus
  • Target Bonus for the CEO as % of Current Salary
  • Actual Bonus Paid as % of Target Bonus for Most Recent Year
CEO Equity
  • 2014 CEO Equity Gains and Grants
  • 2014 Value of CEO Ownership of Company Equity
  • 2014 CEO Percentage Ownership of Company Equity
CEO Equity Gains and Grants
  • 2014 CEO Equity Gains and Grants by Company Revenue – Top Quartile
  • 2014 CEO Equity Gains and Grants by Number of Employees – Top Quartile
  • 2014 CEO Equity Gains and Grants by Industry – Top Quartile
  • 2014 CEO Equity Gains and Grants by Ownership Type – Top Quartile
  • 2014 CEO Equity Gains and Grants by Revenue Change – Top Quartile
CEO Percentage Ownership of Company Equity
  • 2014 CEO Percentage Ownership of Company Equity by Company Revenue
  • 2014 CEO Percentage Ownership of Company Equity by Number of Employees
  • 2014 CEO Percentage Ownership of Company Equity by Industry
  • 2014 CEO Percentage Ownership of Company Equity by Ownership Type
CEO Benefits and Perks Value
  • 2014 CEO Benefits and Perks Value by Company Revenue
  • 2014 CEO Benefits and Perks Value by Number of Employees
  • 2014 CEO Benefits and Perks Value by Industry
  • 2014 CEO Benefits and Perks Value by Ownership Type
Total CEO Compensation (1/2)
  • 2014 Total CEO Compensation
  • 2014 Median Total CEO Compensation by Company Revenue
  • 2014 Median Total CEO Compensation by Number of Employees
  • 2014 Median Total CEO Compensation by Industry
  • 2014 Median Total CEO Compensation by Ownership Type
Total CEO Compensation (2/2)
  • 2014 Media Total CEO Compensation by Region
  • 2014 Median Total CEO Compensation by Labor Market
  • 2014 Median Total CEO Compensation by Revenue Change
  • 2014 Median Total CEO Compensation by Profitability
CEO Compensation Best Practices (1/2)
  • Basis for Total Amount of Bonus Payments
  • Companies with Formal Long-Term Incentive Plans
  • Eligibility for Long-Term Incentives
  • Companies with Formal Salary Plan with Regularly Scheduled Reviews
  • Companies that Set Salary Ranges for Specific Positions
CEO Compensation Best Practices (2/2)
  • Companies that Use an Objective Formula for the Size of Pay Increases
  • Companies with Performance Ratings Tied to Specific Salary Increases
  • Companies where Titles and Responsibilities are Reviewed Annually
  • Companies that Consider the Relative Value/Impact Internally Among Positions

Compensation Charts for Senior Executives: Complete List*

*Includes charts for the following titles: Chairman, President, COO, CFO, CMO, CSO, CTO/CIO, VP of R&D, VP of H/R
Total Compensation
  • Total Compensation
Total Compensation by Company Revenue
  • Total Compensation by Company Revenue – Median
  • Total Compensation by Company Revenue – Top Quartile
Total Compensation by Number of Employees
  • Total Compensation by Number of Employees – Median
  • Total Compensation by Number of Employees – Top Quartile
Total Compensation by Industry
  • Total Compensation by Industry – Median
  • Total Compensation by Industry – Top Quartile
Total Compensation by Ownership Type
  • Total Compensation by Ownership Type – Median
  • Total Compensation by Ownership Type – Top Quartile
Total Compensation by Region
  • Total Compensation by Region – Median
  • Total Compensation by Region – Top Quartile
Total Compensation by Labor Market
  • Total Compensation by Labor Market – Median
  • Total Compensation by Labor Market – Top Quartile
Total Compensation by Revenue Change
  • Total Compensation by Revenue Change – Median
  • Total Compensation by Revenue Change – Top Quartile
Total Compensation by Profitability
  • Total Compensation by Profitability – Median
  • Total Compensation by Profitability – Top Quartile
Expected Cash Compensation
  • Expected Cash Compensation
Expected Cash Compensation by Company Revenue
  • Expected Cash Compensation by Company Revenue – Median
  • Expected Cash Compensation by Company Revenue – Top Quartile
Expected Cash Compensation by Number of Employees
  • Expected Cash Compensation by Number of Employees – Median
  • Expected Cash Compensation by Number of Employees – Top Quartile
Expected Cash Compensation by Industry
  • Expected Cash Compensation by Industry – Median
  • Expected Cash Compensation by Industry – Top Quartile
Expected Cash Compensation by Ownership Type
  • Expected Cash Compensation by Ownership Type – Median
  • Expected Cash Compensation by Ownership Type – Top Quartile
Expected Cash Compensation by Region
  • Expected Cash Compensation by Region – Median
  • Expected Cash Compensation by Region – Top Quartile
Expected Cash Compensation by Labor Market
  • Expected Cash Compensation by Labor Market – Median
  • Expected Cash Compensation by Labor Market – Top Quartile

Authors

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    Wayne Cooper

    Managing Director, Chief Executive Research

    About Wayne Cooper

    Wayne oversees the team at Chief Executive Research and is Chairman of its parent company, Chief Executive Group. He is an experienced researcher and management consultant. He started his career as a consultant with Bain & Company and became the Chairman of Monitor Group’s west coast and Asian practices. He was also CEO of Kennedy Information where he launched their research group and Chairman of Pyramid Research, a global research and consulting firm. He is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Business School.

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    Michael Bamberger

    Vice President, Chief Executive Research

    About Michael Bamberger

    Michael is a Vice President at Chief Executive Research and runs the operations of the firm’s research business, including surveying, data analysis, syndicated report production and custom research projects. He is a former investment banker who specialized in mergers & acquisitions and private placements. Michael is a graduate of Dartmouth College.

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  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • Senior Finance Executive (CFO, VP Finance)
  • Senior Operations Executive (COO, GM, VP Operations)
  • Senior Marketing Executive (CMO, VP Marketing)
  • Senior Human Resources Executive (HR Director, VP HR)
  • Chairman
  • Senior Information Technology Executive (CTO, CIO)
  • Senior Sales Executive (CSO, VP Sales)
  • President
  • Senior Research/Engineering Executive

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