The Most Comprehensive Data on Private Company Executive Compensation at Your Fingertips 

Chief Executive Research’s CEO and Senior Executive Compensation Report for Private Companies is your trusted source for establishing competitive compensation practices.
With data collected directly from the CEOs and Senior Executives of 1,700 private companies, you can be confident that you’re offering the right combination of benefits and incentives while maintaining your organization’s integrity and strategic objectives. Leverage this research for the hard data you need to help make critical talent decisions.

This complete report is available for far less than the cost of hiring a compensation consultant. Custom research is also available – learn more here.

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Key Benefits
  • Attract and Retain the Very Best Senior Talent For Your Organization
    Perceptions related to compensation are often negative. By providing timely, reliable benchmarks, this report can help put your key executives at ease on issues of compensation fairness and focus on the goals of your organization.
  • Motivate Your Senior Executive Team with Compensation Practices That Reward the Right Activities, Attitudes and Output
    Companies that can align their compensation practices with their company’s stage of development, ownership type, size, etc are more successful at attracting and retaining the right talent without under- or over-paying Ensure you’re offering the right combination of salary, bonus, benefits, perks and equity incentives while maintaining the integrity of your organization’s strategy, team and timeframe. With the right plan in place, you will align your team to focus on and achieve your company’s strategic objectives.
  • Benchmark Your Compensation Against Your Peers and Competitors
    By understanding the competitive landscape, you can better develop strategies that attract and retain key executives. This report provides benchmarks for 11 job titles, across multiple industries, ownership types and company sizes – allowing you to benchmark your organization against your competitors.
  • Reduce Turnover
    Craft compensation practices that motivate and reward your executive team and maintain employee satisfaction. With credible, third-party data, this report enables you to provide transparency on compensation and help reduce turnover.

Pre-order the 2018-2019 today and receive a digital download of the 2017-2018 report with your purchase!

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Your purchase of the report includes:

  • Two-volume physical copy of the 2018-2019 report
  • Digital PDF version of the 2017-2018 report
  • 30 minutes of analyst time to answer questions about the report and help you use it effectively
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About the Report

Ensure you are structuring the right combination of salary, bonus, benefits, perks and equity incentives to attract top talent and retain the talent you have. With more than 35,000 data points, from over 1,700 companies, including values by industry, company size and company type, the CEO & Senior Executive Compensation Report for Private Companies is your go-to resource – and secret weapon.
This is the most comprehensive proprietary data set for private company executive compensation ever collected. Don’t wait until you lose top talent. Make sure you are retaining your company leaders and motivate them to excel with the right compensation structure.
Your two-volume printed report and digital PDF version contains over 400 charts with rich data and analysis. Click here for a more detailed view of the data and charts you’ll find inside.

View compensation data for all senior-level positions

Obtain compensation analysis for 10 senior positions:
  • 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 (VP Human Resources)

See how compensation varies based on a variety of factors

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 company’s compensation practices

Benchmark your company’s CEO and executive compensation practices vs. other companies of comparable size and profile in terms of:

  • Cash Compensation: Includes base salary and bonus data for 2017-2018 and expected for 2018
  • Equity and options grants
  • Benefits and perk packages
  • Compensation policies and practices
  • Change in compensation components from the prior year

Compensation Reports for CEOs and Senior Executives include:

  • Total compensation by company revenue, industry and ownership type
  • Compensation by number of employees, region, labor market
  • CEO benefits and perks value
  • CEO equity
  • Expected cash compensation for Senior Executives
  • And many more.

Who should buy this report?

The data in this research report is an invaluable tool for evaluating your company’s compensation practices, benchmarking and aligning them to similar companies, and improving them to incentivize the CEO and senior executive team to perform.

Among those who would benefit from this report are:

  • Private and public company CEOs
  • Boards of Directors and Chairman of the Boards
  • Company owners
  • CFOs
  • Senior HR executives
  • Private equity firms
  • Venture capital firms
  • Executive search professionals
  • Business valuation consultants and lawyers involved in business valuation
  • Compensation consultants

The cost of attracting or retaining a superstar is much less than the cost of what you will lose if they are hired by your competition.


What salary information is available in the report?

The report provides benchmarks (both real dollar values and percentage of total compensation) for base salary, bonus and equity holdings. It also includes dollar values for benefits and perquisites. The percent of companies that provide specific perks and benefits are also provided. The report includes full year 2016-2017 actual benchmarks for all of the data presented, as well as expected 2017 benchmarks for base salaries and bonuses.

What titles are covered in the report?

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

Am I charged for shipping or taxes?

Taxes and shipping costs are included in your purchase price. There are no additional fees associated with the purchase of the report.

Can I be invoiced for the order?

Yes, if you would like to be invoiced, please contact us.

What is included with my purchase?

Your purchase includes:

  • A pre-ordered hard copy of the 2018-2019 report
  • Full access to the 2017-2018 report in a digital download 
  • Each two volume report contains over 400 charts of data and analysis as well as best practice guidance from leading compensation consultants.
  • 30 minutes of analyst time to answer questions about the report and help you use it effectively

Can I get a refund if I am dissatisfied?

We offer a 30-day money back guarantee with your purchase. If you are dissatisfied with the report for any reason, simply send it back and we will refund your order for the full purchase price, less shipping costs.

When will my shipment arrive?

Our 2018-2019 report is scheduled for release in August/September 2018. The packages are shipped from our fulfillment facility in Pennsylvania via FedEx. Shipments typically arrive in 3-5 business days from when you place your order.

Please note, the physical copies of the report will be prepared for distribution in mid-late September.

Do I need a “Source Code” to place an order?

No, Source Codes are only relevant if you have one. We include these codes on our promotional materials.

Who we surveyed

This unparalleled source leverages data collected from more than 1,700 private U.S. companies and is the ONLY authoritative source of this highly valuable data. Survey respondents hail from large, medium and small companies across all industries and market sizes. Get a full breakdown of our responses here.


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.

Michael Bamberger

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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