Middle Market Executive Compensation Survey for Private Companies

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of participating in this survey?

Who is eligible to participate in this survey?

Which positions are covered in the survey?

Who developed this survey?

Is my company's data kept confidential?

What QC is done on the data?

What reports do participants receive?

What is the cost to participate in the survey?

Where can I register my firm to participate in the survey?

When does the survey open and close?

When do I receive the survey report?

What data do I need to input to the survey?

Can I save the survey and come back to it later?

How do I pay for a survey report?

I still have questions. Whom can I contact?

 

What are the benefits of participating in this survey?

To win the war for executive talent, you must offer compensation that is competitive with other privately held, middle market companies. To do that, you need to know what these other companies are offering.

This survey gives your firm's compensation professionals the opportunity to compare compensation and benefits plans to other privately held, middle market companies who are competing for executive talent. 

By studying compensation survey results, your compensation team can establish competive pay packages to secure your top talent. 

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Who is eligible to participate in this survey?

This survey is designed specifically for privately held, middle market companies with <$25 million to $1 billion in 2017 revenues. 

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Which positions are covered in the survey?

The survey covers 14 full-time executive positions. Part-time, or interim executives are not covered in the survey.

See the complete list of positions.

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Who developed this survey?

D.G. McDermott Associates, The Wilson Group, and Vivient Consulting developed this survey in response to client requests.

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Is my company's data kept confidential?

Yes. All data is received and handled by McDermott Associates, an independent third party who protects anonymity of compensation data in accordance with DOJ/FTC Antitrust Safety Zone Statements

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What QC is done on the data?

McDermott Associates follows a rigorous internal data checking procedure and contacts relevant participants to rectify any data discrepancies.

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What reports do participants receive?

Survey participants can order the detailed survey report on the Survey Report Order page

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What is the cost to participate in the survey?

There is no charge to submit your company's data to the survey. Those who submit data will have the option of purchasing the full survey report for US $1,500 from the Survey Report Order page

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Where can I register my firm to participate in the survey?

Head to the Middle Market survey registration page to get started. 

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When does the survey open and close?

The survey will open in mid-March and close by mid-May. 

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When do I receive the survey report?

We expect to have survey reports available 5-6 weeks after the survey closes. However, this is dependent upon how quickly survey participants return their data.

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What data do I need to input to the survey?

For each position title relevant for your firm, you will need to input base salary as of April 1, 2018, ST Bonus, and LT Award. You will also need to provide some general information about your company and its practices and policies for ST and LT programs. 

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Can I save the survey and come back to it later?

Your data is saved automatically as you go to the next page in the survey. 

If you must exit the survey before completing a particular page, you must click the Save button to keep any responses entered on that page.

If you cannot complete the survey at one time, you can close it, making sure to save the page you're on. A link will then pop up, which you will have to save in order to re-enter the survey.

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How do I pay for a survey report?

You can use any credit card - Amex, MasterCard, Visa or Discover - and pay through our Merchant Account on the report order page.

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I still have questions. Whom can I contact?

Contact Donna at McDermott Associates at 732-842-8634 or dc@dgm.com. She can help answer any other questions you may have.

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