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Salaries: Private Equity (Worldwide) – Q3 2022

  • ,  Senior Investment Writer |
  • 02 Nov 2022
  • Updated 04 Nov 2022

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.


2022 North American PE Operating Professional Compensation Survey (Heidrick & Struggles)

Our latest survey of private equity operating professionals in North American shows a more dramatic increase in compensation than we have seen, a trend that is being reflected across all private equity positions.

Hedge Fund, PE & Asset Management Salary Guide (JW Michaels & Co)

For compliance reasons, this paper is only accessible in the United States

The data appearing in this compensation report were collected by comparing invoiced placements made by JW Michaels in 2021. U.S. hedge funds, asset management and private equity roles are covered.

2021 Europe & Africa Private Capital Compensation Survey (Heidrick & Struggles)

This survey provides compensation practices and backgrounds of investment, fundraising, and operating professionals at private capital firms across Europe and Africa. The survey includes responses from 439 professionals working across Europe and Africa.

2021 Asia Pacific Private Capital Compensation Survey (Heidrick & Struggles)

This is the the eighth annual edition of the Asia Pacific Private Capital Investment Professional Compensation Survey. The goal of the survey is to provide the industry with the clearest and most up-to-date analysis on how compensation is evolving across strategies and levels as private capital grows and matures in Asia Pacific.

UK and U.S. Private Equity Salaries (eFinancialCareers, 2021)

EFinancialCareers presents salary, bonus, and carried interest information for private equity funds in the UK and the United States, by fund size.

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

After the third quarter, Johnson Associates projects significantly year-end increases in incentive compensation across financial services. Investment & commercial banking profits up sharply with release of loan loss provisions and record investment banking. Asset management incentives up on rising markets. Private equity incentives higher on strong fundraising and realisations while hedge fund asset levels reach record high on inflows and performance.

U.S. Private Equity Salary Guide (Wall Street Prep, 2022)

Private Equity Salaries are a major consideration for those considering an exit to the buy-side. In this article, Wall Street Prep provides salary ranges of private equity professionals starting from the associate level – as well as a comparison to the salaries received in investment banking.

Investment, M&A, and Real Estate China Salary Guide (Persol Kelly, 2021)

Persol Kelly's China Salary Guide contains data about salaries across several industries, including investment banking, fintech, real estate, and other accounting & finance positions.

2021 U.S. Alternatives Marketing Compensation Survey (Heidrick & Struggles)

This survey by Heidrick & Struggles provides comprehensive compensation data of 366 alternative asset management marketing and investor relations professionals in North America who are employed in private equity, hedge funds, or real estate.

IPO Compensation Report (Alvarez and Marsal, 2021)

Companies should ensure that their executive compensation programmes are aligned with their market throughout each potential 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.

Private Equity Compensation Data 2021 (Wall Street Oasis)

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

Private Equity Strategy Consultant Salary Guide (Charles Aris, 2022)

These results are based on a survey of nearly 2,500 strategy consultancy professionals. See page nine for the qualification requirements and expected remuneration for roles related to private equity strategy.

2021 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.