• Compensation Consulting Services

Top-tier talent drives bottom-line success.

An organization’s compensation and benefit strategies are among the most important tools for attracting and retaining the talented people they need to drive their business. BDO advises clients of all sizes and across industries, offering customized strategies based on deep experience and our proprietary compensation surveys. Our professionals approach each project with a collaborative spirit, dedicated to delivering value-added, personalized attention to every client.
Compensation Consulting
BDO designs and benchmarks total compensation programs for executives, sales forces, directors, and management of for-profit and tax-exempt entities. Our experienced professionals develop executive-level talent plans, leadership succession programs, and annual and long-term incentive strategies, working with all relevant parties up to and including Compensation Committees and Boards of Directors.

Compensation Surveys
BDO conducts a suite of core surveys. A brief synopsis of each can be found below. By participating in our surveys, you will gain valuable information about your industry, enabling more effective benchmarking of your company’s compensation and benefits programs against those of other top companies in your field. These results are essential for designing compensation plans and programs to add value to your bottom line and drive your strategy forward.
In addition to the surveys outlined below, BDO can conduct a custom survey for your company, association, or industry. BDO’s core compensation surveys include:
Focuses on the clinical research outsourcing industry and provides comprehensive compensation and employee turnover data for over 200 jobs in the U.S. and in over 50 countries around the world. It includes an extensive policy and practice section covering compensation plan design, benefits, allowances, and perquisites.
The hallmark of this survey is a comprehensive picture of the total compensation package for almost 40 executive and senior management positions in the health insurance industry, including annual cash compensation, long-term incentives, and the potential value of other critical executive benefits such as severance and retirement. In addition, the survey provides prevalence of design features of all elements of executive and management pay programs.
Focuses on health insurance companies and reports compensation statistics for all levels of sales, account management, inside sales, and sales support positions in over 10 market segments, including both insurance and specialty product sales. In addition, the survey covers sales incentive plan design features. A detailed pay-for-performance analysis is the hallmark of the survey.
Conducted every other year, this survey focuses on the health insurance industry and covers all elements of compensation for boards of directors, including retainers and fees for board and committee members, chairs and lead director roles, and overall costs of board remuneration.
Conducted every other year, this survey focuses on Guaranty fund positions, from executive directors to support personnel. The survey provides compensation levels for 38 industry positions and covers incentive plan prevalence and design, health and welfare plans, retirement plans, perquisites, severance, and salary planning.