Compensation Surveys

U.S. Variable Compensation Measurement

This survey gives you access to all the right benchmarking data you need for a more efficient compensation program.

There is a reason why most businesses today use variable pay as the main tool to pay for performance. In addition to its effectiveness in rewarding and retaining top talent, variable pay:

  • Better aligns your business strategy with actual revenue goals
  • Serves as a value-add for shareholders
  • Drives top performance behavior for optimal results

Key Features

  • Consolidated source of information for all broad-based variable pay plans
  • Multi-year trending of results
  • Competitive pay and detailed design information in a single report

Compensation and Data Elements

  • Cash variable pay plans and special recognition plans
  • Budgets, spend, eligibility, targets
  • Actual payouts and plan design
  • Year-over-year trending of results

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Survey Overview

Unified Reporting and Methodology

  • Data is reported for all broad based variable pay plans
  • Detailed information on effectiveness of plans


How Collected Data is Reported

  • Downloadable in PDF formats
  • Special cuts and analysis available upon request

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