The BDO 600 – 2019 Study of CEO/CFO Compensation Practices

Executive compensation weighs heavily on the minds of most companies today as external pressures scrutinizing executive pay practices continue to intensify. Designing a smart, well-balanced compensation strategy and program requires careful consideration of internal and external factors.

The BDO 600 CEO/CFO Study is unique in the industry because it focuses on middle market companies, while most compensation studies focus on much larger companies. The study details the compensation practices for CEOs and CFOs of publicly traded companies in the following industries: energy, financial services –banking, financial services –nonbanking, healthcare, manufacturing, real estate, retail, and technology.



Download the complete study to learn which industries have the highest pay ratio and the linkage between pay plan design and total shareholder return.

Graph of overall results by company size