Overview

CompStudy Detail PageCompStudy is the longest running, most comprehensive survey of equity and cash compensation for top management positions and boards members of directors at private companies in the technology and life sciences industries. The study, in its 17th year, is produced by professionals at Park Square Executive Search in collaboration with Noam Wasserman, the Founding Director of Founder Central at USC, and the author of The Founder’s Dilemmas.

The study results provide essential information for businesses and investors to stay abreast of current trends in senior executive compensation and organizational structures. The data are analyzed in aggregate with detailed views by position. The volume of responses allows founder and non-founder executive compensation data to be dissected by company revenue, headcount, number of financing rounds raised, geography, and business segment, and number of financing rounds raised. Additional detail is provided on compensation for the Board of Directors, general organizational changes over time and other compensation trends. 

The survey consists of a web-based questionnaire, which can be filled out by a single member of a company's executive team (the CEO, CFO, or Head of HR) and takes approximately*+ 60++* minutes to complete. All identifying information of participating companies is kept entirely confidential and lists of participating companies are never shared.

The full CompStudy report is available online in an interactive, fully customizable format.

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