Chairman Compensation

The Chairman’s responsibilities in a private company vary greatly among organizations. Often, this individual will be the leader of the Board of Directors, serving to share information effectively and organize meetings. This individual is often also the CEO or President of the organization. The data below are for individuals who only serve as Chairman and not also as CEO. Many Chairman do not receive base salaries and are incentivized with long-term incentives tied to the company’s value.

Below are highlights from the data collected for the 2013-2014 CEO & Senior Executive Compensation Report for Private Companies. The compensation numbers are for our entire dataset of over 1,100 private companies. For more detailed benchmarks, please see the full report.

Benchmarks and Compensation Information

Median 2012 Base Salary: $50,000
Median 2012 Bonus as % of Base Salary: 0-10%
Highest Paid Industries: Retail/Wholesale/Distribution, Real Estate/Property Management, Industrial Goods Manufacturing


Comparison to Other Senior Executives


Detailed Benchmarks and Best Practices

For detailed information and benchmarks on base salaries, bonuses, equity grants and gains, benefits, perks, and company compensation policies and practices and how these elements vary by company size, industry, ownership type, geographic region, and other key variables, please see the full 2013-2014 CEO & Senior Executive Compensation Report for Private Companies.