July 13, 2022

ESOPs: Fill Out the 2022 ESOP Executive Compensation Survey!

Senior Research and Data Analyst

The NCEO's 2022 ESOP Executive Compensation Survey is now collecting responses. 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. 

In appreciation for their time, all respondents will receive a 75% discount on the survey results.
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 labor market and inflation are affecting compensation and operations.
A total of 424 ESOPs (320 from 100% ESOP-owned companies) responded to our 2020 survey, breaking down by industry as follows: 
Industry Total 100% ESOPs
Manufacturing 113 91
Construction 91 71
Professional, scientific and technical services 87 60
Wholesale trade 34 31
Retail trade 21 16
Finance, insurance, real estate 14 7
Information, technology (computers, biotechnology, software) 13 9
Health care and social assistance 5 4
Other 46 31
Total 424 320

The 2020 survey results can be found here.

Download sample tables here.