New York Bankers Association

Banking and Director Compensation/Benefits Surveys

The New York Bankers Association and Pearl Meyer & Partners are pleased to offer member banks industry-specific compensation and benefits surveys.

  • Bank Director Compensation and Governance Practices Survey

The survey includes:

  • Compensation (including Board retainers and meeting fees)
  • Committee compensation (including Chair premiums)
  • Board and committee composition and structure
  • Equity practices
  • Benefits practices
  • Governance practices
  • Other operational practices (including Board evaluation, education, strategic planning and succession planning)

2017 Survey Fee:

  • $650 – Northeast Report for bank participants (New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut)
  • $1,350 – Northeast Report for non-participants

Survey Schedule:

  • Questionnaire Available: February 2017
  • Survey Effective Date: January 1, 2017
  • Survey Due Date: March 31, 2017
  • Results Published: May 2017 – The survey results are provided in an electronic format.

Questions: Contact Pearl Meyer & Partners at survey@pearlmeyer.com or call Heather Vaillancourt at 508-630-1497.


  • Banking Benefits and Human Resources Policies Survey

This survey will next be offered in February 2018.  You may contact Pearl Meyer & Partners at survey@pearlmeyer.com or 508-630-1497 to purchase a copy of the report issued May 2016.

The survey includes:

  • Comprehensive benefits and personnel policy information for financial institutions in the Northeast
  • Allowed Absences (PTO programs, vacation, sick days, holidays, etc.)
  • Health (medical, dental, vision) and Wellness plans
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Short and long term disability benefits
  • Life insurance
  • Retirement plans (401(k), ESOP, defined benefit plans, etc.)
  • Work life benefits
  • Retiree benefits
  • Payroll and institution costs
  • Prevalence and select design information on executive benefits (SERPs, supplemental benefits, employment agreements, change-in-control agreements, deferred compensation arrangements and perquisites)

2016 Survey Fees for Bank Participants:

  • $495 – New York or Northeast Report (NY, MA, CT)
  • $695 – Both New York and Northeast Reports
  • $1,050 – New York or Northeast Report for non-participants

  • Banking Compensation Survey

This survey will next be offered in April 2017.  To purchase the most recent report, you may contact Pearl Meyer & Partners at survey@pearlmeyer.com or call Heather Vaillancourt at 508-630-1497.

The survey includes:

  • Comprehensive compensation data and practices specific to the banking industry
  • Officer and non-officer compensation data for over 150 positions
  • Policies and practices covering Salary Administration; Short-term Incentive and Long-term Incentive Plan Design; Executive Retirement Benefits; Executive Perquisites and Incentives

2017 Survey Fees:

  • $695 – New York or Northeast Report for bank participants
  • $945 – New York and Northeast Reports for bank participants
  • $1,300 – New York or Northeast Report for non-participants

Next Survey Schedule:

  • Questionnaire Available: April 2017
  • Survey Effective Date: April 1, 2017
  • Survey Due Date: May 31, 2017 
  • Results Published: August 2017 – The survey results are provided in an electronic format.