The BDO 600 - 2018 Study of Board Compensation Practices

November 2018

 

As board responsibilities continue to expand beyond the traditional boundaries of strategic planning and general risk management, director pay levels are increasing. At the same time, scrutiny around compensation practices for boards is intensifying. Developing a deeper understanding of board compensation trends is critical to attract and retain talented board members that can provide the oversight necessary for companies to succeed in an increasingly dynamic and complex workspace.

Now in its twelfth year, the BDO 600 examines board compensation practices of 600 mid-market public companies and tracks trends in director compensation within eight different industry segments including: energy, financial services - banking, financial services - nonbanking, healthcare, manufacturing, real estate, retail, and technology. This unique study focuses specifically on mid-market companies and enables a year-over-year comparison of board of director pay.
 

BENCHMARK YOURSELF AGAINST TOP INDUSTRY PEERS AND SEE WHAT GOES INTO A BOARD DIRECTOR'S AVERAGE COMPENSATION MIX, INCLUDING:

  • A breakdown of compensation by industry and company size
  • The proportions of compensation in equity versus cash
  • Board compensation and trends related to: board structure, total board fees, compensation ratio analysis, stock ownership guidelines, board term limits, and representation of women on boards
 

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