Nov. 5, 2021
By William Ehart
CEO pay increases were smaller in the latest CEO Update Small Group Compensation Survey than in previous years. The report reflects mostly pre-pandemic data.
The 3.3% median change in base-and-bonus pay was the lowest since the survey launched five years ago. However, some of the larger, higher-paying groups within the small-group cohort routinely graduate every year out of the data group, while lower-paying organizations that were too small the previous year enter in to it. That means year-to-year comparisons are not apples-to-apples.