The CEO & Senior Executive Compensation Report for Private Companies is comprised of two volumes:
  • Volume I: CEO Compensation Policies and Practices in Private Companies
    • Includes data from 1,250 companies, with 972 CEO compensation data points
    • Best practices and benchmarking data for compensation policies and procedures
    • Guidance and advice on executive compensation plans from top compensation consulting firms, including Towers Watson, Pearl Meyer & Partners, Frederick W. Cook & Co., Compensation Advisory Partners and The VisionLink Advisory Group
  • Volume II: Senior Executive Compensation Policies and Practices in Private Companies
    • Compensation data and benchmarks for 9 senior executive positions
    • 3,986 senior executive compensation data points

Sample Slides

Job titles with detailed information in the report

The report includes detailed compensation data and benchmarks for 10 executive 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 (Human Resources Director, VP Human Resources)

Order Now →


Full List of Charts & Slides
ChartPage
Volume 1 
Executive Summary 
2014-2015 Total CEO Compensation8
2014-2015 Median Total CEO Compensation by Company Revenue9
2014-2015 Top Quartile Total CEO Compensation by Company Revenue10
2014-2015 Median Total CEO Compensation by Industry11
2014-2015 Median Total CEO Compensation by Ownership Type12
2014-2015 Top Quartile Total CEO Compensation by Ownership Type13
Average Compensation in Private Companies by Title14
Median Compensation in Private Companies by Title15
Top Quartile Compensation in Private Companies by Title16
Median Compensation in Private Companies with Less than $10 Million in Company Revenue by Title17
Median Compensation in Private Companies with $10 to $99.9 Million in Company Revenue by Title18
Median Compensation in Private Companies with $100 Million in Company Revenue by Title19
Percentage of Executives Receiving a Bonus by Title20
Percentage of Executives with Equity Appreciation Gains by Title21
  
Who We Surveyed and What They Do 
Number of Respondents by Company Revenue25
Number of Respondents by Number of Employees26
Number of Respondents by Industry27
Number of Respondents by Revenue Change from 2010 to 2014-201528
Number of Respondents by Profitability Range29
  
CEO Cash Compensation 
2014-2015 CEO Cash Compensation34
2014-2015 CEO Base Salary vs. Company Revenue35
2014-2015 CEO Bonus vs. Company Revenue36
2014-2015 CEO Total Cash Compensation by Company Revenue – Bottom Quartile37
2014-2015 CEO Total Cash Compensation by Company Revenue – Median38
2014-2015 CEO Total Cash Compensation by Company Revenue – Top Quartile39
2014-2015 CEO Base Salary by Number of Employees 40
2014-2015 CEO Bonus by Number of Employees 41
2014-2015 CEO Bonus as Percentage of Base Salary by Number of Employees 42
2014-2015 CEO Total Cash Compensation by Number of Employees – Median43
2014-2015 CEO Base Salaries by Industry44
2014-2015 CEO Bonuses by Industry45
2014-2015 CEO Bonuses as a Percentage of Base Salary by Industry46
2014-2015 CEO Cash Compensation by Industry - Median47-49
2014-2015 CEO Base Salary by Region50
2014-2015 CEO Bonus by Region51
2014-2015 CEO Bonus as a Percentage of Base Salary by Region52
2014-2015 CEO Total Cash Compensation by Region – Median53
2014-2015 CEO Base Salary by Ownership Type54
2014-2015 CEO Bonus by Ownership Type55
2014-2015 CEO Bonus as a Percentage of Base Salary by Ownership Type56
2014-2015 CEO Total Cash Compensation by Ownership Type – Median57
2014-2015 CEO Base Salary by Revenue Change58
2014-2015 CEO Bonus by Revenue Change59
2014-2015 CEO Bonus as a Percentage of Base Salary by Revenue Change60
2014-2015 CEO Total Cash Compensation by Revenue Change – Median61
2014-2015 CEO Base Salary by Profitability62
2014-2015 CEO Bonus by Profitability63
2014-2015 CEO Bonus as a Percentage of Base by Profitability64
2014-2015 CEO Total Cash Compensation by Profitability – Median65
2014-2015 CEO Cash Compensation by Company Profitability & Company Revenue 
   Unprofitable Companies66
   Companies with Profit Margins of 0-4.9%67
   Companies with Profit Margins of 5-9.9%68
   Companies with Profit Margins of 10-19.9%69
   Companies with Profit Margins of 20-30%70
   Companies with Profit Margins of >30%71
2014-2015 CEO Cash Compensation by Revenue Change & Company Revenue 
   Companies with Decreasing Revenue72
   Companies with Increasing Revenue73
2014-2015 CEO Cash Compensation by Ownership Type & Company Revenue 
   Sole Proprietorship74
   Partnership75
   Private Equity Backed76
   Venture Capital Backed77
   Angel Backed78
  
CEO Equity 
2014-2015 CEO Equity Gains and Grants81
2014-2015 Value of CEO Ownership of Company Equity82
2014-2015 CEO Percentage Ownership of Company Equity83
2014-2015 CEO Equity Gains and Grants by Company Revenue – Top Quartile84
2014-2015 CEO Equity Gains and Grants by Number of Employees – Top Quartile85
2014-2015 CEO Equity Gains and Grants by Region – Top Quartile86
2014-2015 CEO Equity Gains and Grants by Ownership Type – Top Quartile87
2014-2015 CEO Equity Gains and Grants by Industry – Top Quartile88-90
2014-2015 CEO Equity Gains and Grants by Revenue Change – Top Quartile91
2014-2015 CEO Equity Gains and Grants by Profitability – Top Quartile92
2014-2015 Value of CEO Ownership of Company Equity by Company Revenue - Median93
2014-2015 Value of CEO Ownership of Company Equity by Company Revenue – Top Quartile94
2014-2015 Value of CEO Ownership of Company Equity by Company Revenue – Average95
2014-2015 Value of CEO Ownership of Company Equity by Number of Employees - Median96
2014-2015 Value of CEO Ownership of Company Equity by Number of Employees – Top Quartile97
2014-2015 Value of CEO Ownership of Company Equity by Region – Median98
2014-2015 Value of CEO Ownership of Company Equity by Region – Top Quartile99
2014-2015 Value of CEO Ownership of Company Equity by Ownership Type – Median100
2014-2015 Value of CEO Ownership of Company Equity by Ownership Type – Top Quartile101
2014-2015 Value of CEO Ownership of Company Equity by Industry – Median102
2014-2015 Value of CEO Ownership of Company Equity by Industry – Top Quartile103
2014-2015 CEO Percentage Ownership of Company Equity by Company Revenue104
2014-2015 CEO Percentage Ownership of Company Equity by Number of Employees105
2014-2015 CEO Percentage Ownership of Company Equity by Ownership Type106
2014-2015 CEO Percentage Ownership of Company Equity by Industry107-109
  
CEO Benefits and Perquisites 
Percent of Companies Offering Benefit to CEOs112
Percent of Companies Offering Benefit by Company Revenue113
Percent of Companies Offering Benefit by Number of Employees114
Percent of Companies Offering Benefit by Ownership Type115
Percent of Companies Offering Perquisite to CEOs116
Percent of Companies Offering Perquisite by Company Revenue117
Percent of Companies Offering Perquisite by Number of Employees118
Percent of Companies Offering Perquisite by Ownership Type119
Value of CEO Benefits120
Value of CEO Perquisites121
2014-2015 CEO Benefits and Perks Value by Company Revenue - Median122
2014-2015 CEO Benefits and Perks Value by Company Revenue – Top Quartile123
2014-2015 CEO Benefits and Perks Value by Number of Employees - Median124
2014-2015 CEO Benefits and Perks Value by Number of Employees – Top Quartile125
2014-2015 CEO Benefits and Perks Value by Ownership Type - Median126
2014-2015 CEO Benefits and Perks Value by Ownership Type – Top Quartile127
2014-2015 CEO Benefits and Perks Value by Industry – Median128-130
2014-2015 CEO Benefits and Perks Value by Industry – Top Quartile131-133
  
CEO Total Compensation 
2014-2015 Total CEO Compensation135
2014-2015 Total CEO Compensation by Company Revenue - Median136
2014-2015 Total CEO Compensation by Company Revenue - Top Quartile 137
2014-2015 Total CEO Compensation by Number of Employees - Median138
2014-2015 Total CEO Compensation by Number of Employees – Top Quartile139
2014-2015 Total CEO Compensation by Ownership Type - Median140
2014-2015 Total CEO Compensation by Ownership Type – Top Quartile141
2014-2015 Total CEO Compensation by Revenue Change – Median142
2014-2015 Total CEO Compensation by Revenue Change – Top Quartile143
2014-2015 Total CEO Compensation by Profitability – Median144
2014-2015 Total CEO Compensation by Profitability – Top Quartile145
2014-2015 Total CEO Compensation by Industry – Median146-148
2014-2015 Total CEO Compensation by Industry – Top Quartile149-151
  
Volume 2 
Chairman 
2014-2015 Total Chairman Compensation7
2014-2015 Total Chairman Compensation by Company Revenue - Median8
2014-2015 Total Chairman Compensation by Company Revenue - Top Quartile9
2014-2015 Total Chairman Compensation by Number of Employees - Median10
2014-2015 Total Chairman Compensation by Number of Employees – Top Quartile11
2014-2015 Total Chairman Compensation by Ownership Type – Median12
2014-2015 Total Chairman Compensation by Ownership Type – Top Quartile13
2014-2015 Total Chairman Compensation by Region – Median14
2014-2015 Total Chairman Compensation by Region – Top Quartile15
2014-2015 Total Chairman Compensation by Industry – Median16-18
2014-2015 Total Chairman Compensation by Industry – Top Quartile19-21
2014-2015 Total Chairman Compensation by Revenue Change – Median22
2014-2015 Total Chairman Compensation by Revenue Change – Top Quartile23
2014-2015 Total Chairman Compensation by Profitability – Median24
2014-2015 Total Chairman Compensation by Profitability – Top Quartile25
  
President 
2014-2015 Total President Compensation28
2014-2015 Total President Compensation by Company Revenue - Median29
2014-2015 Total President Compensation by Company Revenue - Top Quartile30
2014-2015 Total President Compensation by Number of Employees - Median31
2014-2015 Total President Compensation by Number of Employees – Top Quartile32
2014-2015 Total President Compensation by Ownership Type – Median33
2014-2015 Total President Compensation by Ownership Type – Top Quartile34
2014-2015 Total President Compensation by Region – Median35
2014-2015 Total President Compensation by Region – Top Quartile36
2014-2015 Total President Compensation by Industry – Median37-39
2014-2015 Total President Compensation by Industry – Top Quartile40-42
2014-2015 Total President Compensation by Revenue Change – Median43
2014-2015 Total President Compensation by Revenue Change – Top Quartile44
2014-2015 Total President Compensation by Profitability – Median45
2014-2015 Total President Compensation by Profitability – Top Quartile46
  
Senior Operations Executive 
2014-2015 Total COO Compensation49
2014-2015 Total COO Compensation by Company Revenue - Median50
2014-2015 Total COO Compensation by Company Revenue - Top Quartile51
2014-2015 Total COO Compensation by Number of Employees - Median52
2014-2015 Total COO Compensation by Number of Employees – Top Quartile53
2014-2015 Total COO Compensation by Ownership Type – Median54
2014-2015 Total COO Compensation by Ownership Type – Top Quartile55
2014-2015 Total COO Compensation by Region – Median56
2014-2015 Total COO Compensation by Region – Top Quartile57
2014-2015 Total COO Compensation by Industry – Median58-60
2014-2015 Total COO Compensation by Industry – Top Quartile61-63
2014-2015 Total COO Compensation by Revenue Change – Median64
2014-2015 Total COO Compensation by Revenue Change – Top Quartile65
2014-2015 Total COO Compensation by Profitability – Median66
2014-2015 Total COO Compensation by Profitability – Top Quartile67
  
Senior Finance Executive 
2014-2015 Total CFO Compensation70
2014-2015 Total CFO Compensation by Company Revenue - Median71
2014-2015 Total CFO Compensation by Company Revenue - Top Quartile72
2014-2015 Total CFO Compensation by Number of Employees - Median73
2014-2015 Total CFO Compensation by Number of Employees – Top Quartile74
2014-2015 Total CFO Compensation by Ownership Type – Median75
2014-2015 Total CFO Compensation by Ownership Type – Top Quartile76
2014-2015 Total CFO Compensation by Region – Median77
2014-2015 Total CFO Compensation by Region – Top Quartile78
2014-2015 Total CFO Compensation by Industry – Median79-81
2014-2015 Total CFO Compensation by Industry – Top Quartile82-84
2014-2015 Total CFO Compensation by Revenue Change – Median85
2014-2015 Total CFO Compensation by Revenue Change – Top Quartile86
2014-2015 Total CFO Compensation by Profitability – Median87
2014-2015 Total CFO Compensation by Profitability – Top Quartile88
  
Senior Marketing Executive 
2014-2015 Total CMO Compensation91
2014-2015 Total CMO Compensation by Company Revenue - Median92
2014-2015 Total CMO Compensation by Company Revenue - Top Quartile93
2014-2015 Total CMO Compensation by Number of Employees - Median94
2014-2015 Total CMO Compensation by Number of Employees – Top Quartile95
2014-2015 Total CMO Compensation by Ownership Type – Median96
2014-2015 Total CMO Compensation by Ownership Type – Top Quartile97
2014-2015 Total CMO Compensation by Region – Median98
2014-2015 Total CMO Compensation by Region – Top Quartile99
2014-2015 Total CMO Compensation by Industry – Median100-102
2014-2015 Total CMO Compensation by Industry – Top Quartile103-105
2014-2015 Total CMO Compensation by Revenue Change – Median106
2014-2015 Total CMO Compensation by Revenue Change – Top Quartile107
2014-2015 Total CMO Compensation by Profitability – Median108
2014-2015 Total CMO Compensation by Profitability – Top Quartile109
  
Senior Sales Executive 
2014-2015 Total CSO Compensation112
2014-2015 Total CSO Compensation by Company Revenue - Median113
2014-2015 Total CSO Compensation by Company Revenue - Top Quartile114
2014-2015 Total CSO Compensation by Number of Employees - Median115
2014-2015 Total CSO Compensation by Number of Employees – Top Quartile116
2014-2015 Total CSO Compensation by Ownership Type – Median117
2014-2015 Total CSO Compensation by Ownership Type – Top Quartile118
2014-2015 Total CSO Compensation by Region – Median119
2014-2015 Total CSO Compensation by Region – Top Quartile120
2014-2015 Total CSO Compensation by Industry – Median121-123
2014-2015 Total CSO Compensation by Industry – Top Quartile124-126
2014-2015 Total CSO Compensation by Revenue Change – Median127
2014-2015 Total CSO Compensation by Revenue Change – Top Quartile128
2014-2015 Total CSO Compensation by Profitability – Median129
2014-2015 Total CSO Compensation by Profitability – Top Quartile130
  
Senior Information Technology Executive 
2014-2015 Total CTO Compensation133
2014-2015 Total CTO Compensation by Company Revenue - Median134
2014-2015 Total CTO Compensation by Company Revenue - Top Quartile135
2014-2015 Total CTO Compensation by Number of Employees - Median136
2014-2015 Total CTO Compensation by Number of Employees – Top Quartile137
2014-2015 Total CTO Compensation by Ownership Type – Median138
2014-2015 Total CTO Compensation by Ownership Type – Top Quartile139
2014-2015 Total CTO Compensation by Region – Median140
2014-2015 Total CTO Compensation by Region – Top Quartile141
2014-2015 Total CTO Compensation by Industry – Median142-144
2014-2015 Total CTO Compensation by Industry – Top Quartile145-147
2014-2015 Total CTO Compensation by Revenue Change – Median148
2014-2015 Total CTO Compensation by Revenue Change – Top Quartile149
2014-2015 Total CTO Compensation by Profitability – Median150
2014-2015 Total CTO Compensation by Profitability – Top Quartile151
  
Senior Research/Engineering Executive 
2014-2015 Total Head of R&D Compensation154
2014-2015 Total Head of R&D Compensation by Company Revenue - Median155
2014-2015 Total Head of R&D Compensation by Company Revenue - Top Quartile156
2014-2015 Total Head of R&D Compensation by Number of Employees - Median157
2014-2015 Total Head of R&D Compensation by Number of Employees – Top Quartile158
2014-2015 Total Head of R&D Compensation by Ownership Type – Median159
2014-2015 Total Head of R&D Compensation by Ownership Type – Top Quartile160
2014-2015 Total Head of R&D Compensation by Region – Median161
2014-2015 Total Head of R&D Compensation by Region – Top Quartile162
2014-2015 Total Head of R&D Compensation by Industry – Median163-165
2014-2015 Total Head of R&D Compensation by Industry – Top Quartile166-168
2014-2015 Total Head of R&D Compensation by Revenue Change – Median169
2014-2015 Total Head of R&D Compensation by Revenue Change – Top Quartile170
2014-2015 Total Head of R&D Compensation by Profitability – Median171
2014-2015 Total Head of R&D Compensation by Profitability – Top Quartile172
  
Senior Human Resources Executive 
2014-2015 Total Head of HR Compensation175
2014-2015 Total Head of HR Compensation by Company Revenue - Median176
2014-2015 Total Head of HR Compensation by Company Revenue - Top Quartile177
2014-2015 Total Head of HR Compensation by Number of Employees - Median178
2014-2015 Total Head of HR Compensation by Number of Employees – Top Quartile179
2014-2015 Total Head of HR Compensation by Ownership Type – Median180
2014-2015 Total Head of HR Compensation by Ownership Type – Top Quartile181
2014-2015 Total Head of HR Compensation by Region – Median182
2014-2015 Total Head of HR Compensation by Region – Top Quartile183
2014-2015 Total Head of HR Compensation by Industry – Median184-186
2014-2015 Total Head of HR Compensation by Industry – Top Quartile187-189
2014-2015 Total Head of HR Compensation by Revenue Change – Median190
2014-2015 Total Head of HR Compensation by Revenue Change – Top Quartile191
2014-2015 Total Head of HR Compensation by Profitability – Median192
2014-2015 Total Head of HR Compensation by Profitability – Top Quartile193
  
Senior Executive Benefits and Perquisites 
Percent of Companies Offering Benefit to Senior Executives195
Percent of Companies Offering Benefit by Company Revenue196
Percent of Companies Offering Benefit by Number of Employees197
Percent of Companies Offering Benefit by Ownership Type198
Prevalence of Specific Perquisites for Senior Executives199
Percent of Companies Offering Perquisite by Company Revenue200
Percent of Companies Offering Perquisite by Number of Employees201
Percent of Companies Offering Perquisite by Ownership Type202
Value of Senior Executive Benefits203
Value of Senior Executive Perquisites204
2014-2015 Senior Executive Benefits and Perks Value by Company Revenue - Median205
2014-2015 Senior Executive Benefits and Perks Value by Company Revenue – Top Quartile206
2014-2015 Senior Executive Benefits and Perks Value by Number of Employees - Median207
2014-2015 Senior Executive Benefits and Perks Value by Number of Employees – Top Quartile208
2014-2015 Senior Executive Benefits and Perks Value by Ownership Type - Median209
2014-2015 Senior Executive Benefits and Perks Value by Ownership Type – Top Quartile210
2014-2015 Senior Executive Benefits and Perks Value by Industry – Median211-213
2014-2015 Senior Executive Benefits and Perks Value by Industry – Top Quartile214-216
  
Best Practices 
Who Approves CEO Compensation Package? 
   Percentage of Companies by Company Revenue219
   Percentage of Companies by Ownership Type220
Companies with Formal Annual Incentive Plans for Executives 
   Percentage of Companies by Company Revenue221
   Percentage of Companies by Ownership Type222
Basis for Total Amount of Bonus Payments 
   Percentage of Companies by Company Revenue223
   Percentage of Companies by Ownership Type224
Companies with Formal Long-Term Incentive Plans 
   Percentage of Companies by Company Revenue225
   Percentage of Companies by Ownership Type226
Eligibility for Long-Term Incentives 
   Percentage of Companies by Company Revenue227
   Percentage of Companies by Ownership Type228
Companies with Formal Salary Plan with Regularly Scheduled Reviews 
   Percentage of Companies by Company Revenue229
   Percentage of Companies by Ownership Type230
Companies that Set Salary Ranges for Specific Positions 
   Percentage of Companies by Company Revenue231
   Percentage of Companies by Ownership Type232
Companies that Use an Objective Formula for the Size of Pay Increases 
   Percentage of Companies by Company Revenue233
   Percentage of Companies by Ownership Type234
Companies with Performance Ratings Tied to Specific Salary Increases 
   Percentage of Companies by Company Revenue235
   Percentage of Companies by Ownership Type236
Companies where Titles and Responsibilities are Reviewed Annually 
   Percentage of Companies by Company Revenue237
   Percentage of Companies by Ownership Type238
Companies that Consider the Relative Value/Impact Internally Among Positions 
   Percentage of Companies by Company Revenue239
   Percentage of Companies by Ownership Type240
Companies that Monitor Local Salary Ranges for Comparable Positions to Remain Competitive 
   Percentage of Companies by Company Revenue241
   Percentage of Companies by Ownership Type242
Companies that Monitor Salary Ranges Beyond the Local Market to Remain Competitive 
   Percentage of Companies by Company Revenue243
   Percentage of Companies by Ownership Type244
Use of Long-Term Incentive Vehicles 
   Percentage of Companies by Company Revenue245
   Percentage of Companies by Ownership Type246
How Companies Value Stock and Option Awards 
   Percentage of Companies by Company Revenue247
   Percentage of Companies by Ownership Type248
Vesting of Equity Incentives249
Employees Put up Funds to Invest250

Product Information

Price: $2,995 $2,495
Save $500 by ordering directly through our website or by phone.

Every purchase of the report includes:
  • Two-volume physical copy of the report
  • Digital PDF version (available upon request)
  • 30 minutes of analyst time to answer any questions about the report and help you use it effectively
  • Complimentary one hour consultation with our advisory services team
Order Now →

Merchant Services

Money-Back Guarantee

We offer a no questions asked satisfaction guarantee included with the purchase of the report. If you are dissatisfied with the report for any reason, simply send it back within 30 days of receiving it, and we will refund your order for the full purchase price.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the report, or would like to order over the phone or via mail, please don't hesitate to contact us:

E-Mail research@chiefexecutive.net

Phone
(203) 889-4978

Mailing Address

One Sound Shore Drive, Suite 100
Greenwich, CT 06830

Testimonials

  • "I found the report most useful because of the detailed information by job category. The information on the report makes us aware of what the market is doing to reward Chief and Senior Executives. Our immediate use was to benchmark against our Senior Executive Sales & Marketing position."

    Ligaya Bowman, VP of Human Resources, Datron World Communications, Inc.
  • "I was very pleased with the comprehensiveness of the report. It was outstanding in the depth and granularity of the data slices. Your report is the best I have read."

    Douglas Nichols, Chief Operating Officer, Aerion Corporation
  • "We were looking for data for privately (family) held companies, and this was the best resource I found for the information."

    Anna Nogueiro, Director of Human Resources, Nelson
  • "With your survey it was easy for the Executive Team to stay focused to talk about the real issues because all of the key data points were readily available for discussion. The survey made my job easier."

    Alvin L. Proctor, SPHR, Vice President of Human Resources, Kaneka North America LLC