September 17, 2020

ESOP Companies: Take the Executive Compensation Survey!

The NCEO's 2020 ESOP Executive Compensation Survey is now collecting responses through October 30. Conducted since 2005, this survey is one of very few data sources for ESOP-specific executive compensation data. The survey is open to all privately held companies with an ESOP in place. 

Take the survey here.

In appreciation for their time, all respondents will receive a 75% discount on the survey results. The first 100 respondents will also receive a complimentary database of ESOPs in their industry, drawn from our national ESOP database.

The survey should take between 15 and 30 minutes to complete, after gathering payroll data. A PDF of the survey questionnaire can be downloaded here for reference and to help gather the necessary information. Responses are fully confidential and are anonymized before we analyze the data.

The survey measures base, incentive, stock-based and deferred compensation for eight executive positions. It also asks about methods for granting stock-based compensation, the ESOP benefit level, and demographic questions for comparisons. This year's survey also asks questions about how the COVID-19 crisis is affecting executive compensation, operations, and business outlook. 

The 2019 survey results can be found here.

More information about the survey is in this short video from our recent Fall ESOP Forum.