The 2017-2018 CEO and Senior Executive Compensation Report for Private Companies

Your trusted guidebook for establishing competitive compensation practices

This research offers the hard data you need to make critical talent decisions.

With more than 35,000 data points – including values by industry – this resource will allow you to structure the right combination of salary, bonus, benefits, perks and equity incentives to attract top talent and retain the talent you have.

This is the most comprehensive proprietary data set for private company executive compensation ever collected.

The report provides information (both real dollar values and percentage of total compensation) on base salary, bonus and equity rewards, benefits and perquisites. The report also includes full-year 2016 actual benchmarks for all of the data presented, as well as current and expected benchmarks for 2017.

Senior Executive compensation is one of your private company’s most valuable strategic tools

The right compensation structure will retain your company leaders and motivate them to excel.

For the 2017-2018 CEO and Senior Executive Compensation Report for Private Companies, Chief Executive Research has gathered compensation and best practices from over 1,700 private companies.

Your two-volume printed report and digital PDF version contains over 400 charts with rich data and analysis. You will also receive best-practice guidance from leading compensation consultants to align compensation with company performance and accelerate value creation.

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

Your ability to attract and retain top executive talent depends on offering the right pay packages to the right people

Key Benefits

Why you need the 2017 – 2018 CEO & Senior Executive Compensation Report for Private Companies

Reduce Turnover

Craft compensation practices that motivate and reward your executive team to maintain employee satisfaction. With credible, third-party data, this report enables you to provide transparency on compensation and help reduce turnover.

Provide a blueprint for compensation and benefits planning

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.

Attract and retain top talent

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.

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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.

Get the most comprehensive executive compensation benchmarks for private companies with 300+ charts, including: 

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.

For chart snapshots and a full listing of available reports for CEOs and Senior Executives, click here.

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 is included with my purchase?

Your purchase includes:

  • Full access to the 2017-2018 report in both digital download and printed form.
  • Each two volume report contains over 400 charts of data and analysis as well as best practice guidance from leading compensation consultants.
  • The full report is expected to ship in early September.

Learn more 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.

Andrew Aulenti

Andrew Aulenti

Research Associate, Chief Executive Research

About Andrew Aulenti

Andrew is a research associate at Chief Executive Research and assists with surveys, data analysis, best practices research and report production. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and currently attending UConn where  he is earning his Masters Degree in Business Administration.

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