2012-2013 CEO & Senior Executive Compensation Report for Private Companies

Chief Executive Research presents the definitive guide to executive compensation in private companies.


Chief Executive Research presents the definitive guide to executive compensation in private companies.

The 2012-2013 CEO & Senior Executive Compensation Report for Private Companies is the most comprehensive compensation benchmarking report of its kind.

Your purchase of the 2012-2013 CEO & Senior Executive Compensation Report for Private Companies includes:

Two volume physical report

  • Volume 1: CEO Compensation (160 pages with over 120 detailed charts and graphs)
  • Volume 2: Senior Executive Compensation (300 pages with over 200 detailed chart and graphs)
  • 30 minutes of analyst time to ask any questions you have about the contents of the report and how best to use it
  • Access to exclusive Chief Executive webinars discussing trends and best practices for executive compensation policies and programs

Use this report to:

  • Help you craft compensation practices that motivate and reward the right activities, attitudes and outputs by your executive team
  • Enable you to attract and retain the right senior talent
  • Provide benchmarks on your own compensation relative to your peers


The most comprehensive data on private company executive compensation

Chief Executive Research has gathered compensation and best practices data from 1,101 private companies, with over 2,600 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.

Compensation benchmarking data for ten senior 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)

Comprehensive analysis for 16 industry groups

  • Advertising/Marketing/PR/Media/Entertainment
  • Construction/Engineering/Mining     
  • Energy/Utility
  • Financial Services (Banking, Insurance, Brokerage, Investments)
  • Government and Non-Profit  
  • Health Care (Providers and Payers)
  • High Tech/Telecommunications
  • Manufacturing (Consumer Goods)
  • Manufacturing (Industrial Goods)    
  • Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products
  • Professional Services (Legal, Consulting, Accounting, Architecture)
  • Real Estate                
  • Retail Trade      
  • Transportation (Airlines, Trucking, Rail, Shipping, Logistics)
  • Travel and Leisure (Hotels)
  • Wholesale/Distribution

The most comprehensive actual dollar value data for all components of senior executive compensation packages

The report includes detailed analysis of not only senior executive compensation dollar amounts, but also compensation policies and practices within organizations.

Find out how compensation packages and policies for senior executives vary by:

  • Company annual revenue
  • Number of employees
  • Industry
  • Geographic region
  • Type of ownership structure
  • Revenue growth
  • Profitability margins
  • and more

Benchmark your company's senior executive compensation packages in terms of:

  • Base salaries
  • Bonuses
  • Equity gains and grants
  • Value of benefits
  • Value of perquisites

The report also includes detailed information of which specific benefits and perquisites companies offer their CEO and senior executive team. The report details not only the dollar value of the total benefit and perquisite packages offered, but also the prevalence of those benefits by company size, ownership type, industry and more.

The comprehensive Best Practices section of the report includes benchmarking data and expert guidance from leading executive compensation consultants.

You will learn how compensation policies vary by company size and type in terms of:

  • Who approves CEO and senior executive compensation packages
  • Percent of companies that have formal annual and long-term incentive plans
  • Who companies allow to be eligible for these plans
  • What type of long-term incentive vehicles are used
  • How companies determine bonus payments
  • How companies value stock options and awards
  • and much, much more

Chief Executive Research partnered with leading compensation consulting firms to provide 40 pages of qualitative best practices guidance for how private companies should approach and craft their executive compensation plans and what the best-performing companies do to make compensation a driver of their strategic goals.

Contributing firms are among the most prestigious and well-known executive compensation consultants, including:

  • Towers Watson
  • Pearl Meyer & Partners
  • Frederick W. Cook & Co.
  • Compensation Advisory Partners
  • The VisionLink Advisory Group

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