Research Report | Nov 2022
Looking Ahead to Executive Pay Practices in 2023
Pearl Meyer’s annual compensation planning survey covers numerous trends and offers pay projection details from more than 300 companies.
Pearl Meyer’s “Looking Ahead to Executive Pay Practices” is an annual, online survey and valuable compensation planning tool. This year’s survey was conducted in August and September of 2022, with total participation of 301 companies, including 161 publicly traded, 104 private-for-profit, and 36 not-for-profit (NFP) organizations. As with prior surveys, responses are broken out separately by respondent role (board member vs. employee), ownership type, industry, and company revenue size.
This year’s survey addresses key topics associated with the current environment, including perceived impact of various macroeconomic factors on businesses and their executive compensation programs, current/anticipated status of in-office vs. remote work requirements and any actions taken to encourage a return to the office, and use of retention awards. It also covers subjects such as compensation philosophy, compensation committee oversight, expected award funding outcomes and use of discretion for incentive cycles ending in Fiscal 2022, projected base salary increases for 2023, recent or anticipated incentive plan design changes, and long-term incentive award prevalence and participation.