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Salaries: Private Equity (Worldwide) – 2021 Q3

Benchmark Yourself with these Private Equity Salary Surveys

Now is a good time to see how your salary compares with those of your peers. So why not check out the Savvy Investor Content Team's most recently updated list of the best global private equity salary surveys? Reflect on how your career is progressing. What are you worth? Dig in and find out. 


2021 North American Private Equity Compensation Survey (Heidrick & Struggles)

Heidrick & Struggles' annual survey of investment professionals in North America explores recent compensation data and trends across private equity. For this report, Heidrick & Struggles compiled compensation data from a survey of 1,011 investment professionals.

Private Equity Compensation Data – as of August 2021 (Wall Street Oasis)

WSO's brief synopsis of private equity compensation data is based on user submissions through August 2021.

IPO Compensation Report (Alvarez and Marsal, 2021)

Companies should ensure that their executive compensation programmes are aligned with their market throughout each phase of the company’s lifecycle, including leading up to and after an IPO. While base salary is an important component of pay, incentive compensation is a particularly integral part of the total compensation package for executives at most publicly traded companies. With this in mind, there are 272 companies analysed in this report.

Video: UK private equity compensation trends 2021 (Willis Towers Watson)

This video on UK private equity compensation includes discussion on: the impact of Covid-19, salary movements in private equity and wider financial services firms, latest trends in variable pay, and long-term incentive eligibility.

Private Capital Compensation – Europe & Africa (Heidrick & Struggles, 2020)

This year’s survey includes responses from 550 private equity professionals working across Europe and Africa, as well as a section dedicated to private capital compensation in Italy.

2020 Private Equity-Backed CFO Compensation Survey (Heidrick & Struggles)

This Heidrick & Struggles survey analyses the compensation of CFOs within private equity-backed companies in North America and Europe.

Q2 2021 U.S. Financial Services Compensation Trends (Johnson Associates)

After the second quarter, Johnson Associates projects meaningful year-end increases in incentive compensation across financial services. Investment & commercial banking profits are up sharply with the release of loan loss provisions and booming investment banking. Asset management incentives are up as markets drive higher. Private equity incentives are higher on fundraising and deal activity, while hedge funds see positive flows, and performance remains strong.

2020 U.S. Alternative AM Marketing Compensation Survey (Heidrick & Struggles)

Heidrick & Struggles presents compensation data from 300 investor relations and alternative asset management marketing professionals within the U.S. real estate, private equity, and hedge fund industries.

Pay Trends in Alternative Investments 2020 (Emolument)

This short survey lists salary expectations for venture capital, real estate, private equity, infrastructure, and mezzanine debt roles in sterling terms.

2020 APAC Private Equity Compensation Survey (Heidrick & Struggles)

Heidrick & Struggles surveyed over 240 private capital investment professionals in the Asia Pacific region for this compensation survey.

Salary Guide 2020: Private equity investments (The Funds Partnership Asia)

The Funds Partnership offers its 2020 Salary Guide insights into Asian private equity salaries taken from over 2,000 contacts across the APAC region.

Webinar: Investment professional compensation (PitchBook/J.Thelander, Dec 2020)

In this collaborative webinar hosted by PitchBook and conducted by J. Thelander, a review is given of investment professional compensation in 2020 based on several recent surveys.

2020 Venture Capital Salary Survey (John Gannon)

John Gannon, venture capitalist and author of several books on how to break into the venture capital industry, provides the results of his latest survey on VC salaries.

Venture Capital Careers: The complete guide (Mergers & Inquisitions, 2020)

Brian DeChesare presents a brief guide to venture capital careers, including salary data for multiple VC roles.

Where do VCs and Corporate VCs Recruit Talent? (PitchBook, 2020)

PitchBook looks at where venture capital firms and corporate venture capital groups source their talent.

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