Median change in CEO compensation is 3.6%, with big contribution from bonuses
Nov. 8, 2019
By William Ehart
CEO compensation in small associations (2019)
Smaller-group CEO salaries continued their modest but steady upward march with another year of a median increase of 3.5% or higher.
CEO Update analyzed the most recent tax filings for associations with revenue between $2.5 million and $5 million. The median change for executive base-and-bonus pay was 3.6%, on par with 3.5% the year before but down a bit from 3.9% in our 2017 survey. Small-group leaders again trailed their counterparts at midsize and large associations, where the median change in our 2019 report (compared to the 2018 survey), was above 4%.