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Salaries: Private Equity (Worldwide) – 2021 Q1

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. 


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

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

Private Capital Compensation Survey – 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.

2020 North American Private Equity Compensation Survey (Heidrick & Struggles)

Heidrick & Struggles compiled survey data from over 700 respondents, all of whom were North American private equity investment professionals, for this study.

U.S. Financial Services Compensation Trends (Johnson Associates, 2020)

Johnson Associates expects a fall in incentive compensation for asset management, hedge fund, private equity, and other investment professionals.

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

Heidrick & Struggles presents compensation data from 300 investor relations and alternative asset management marketing professionals within the US 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 the purpose of 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.

VC Firm Compensation by Gender (PitchBook, 2019)

This chart depicts the salary gap between male and female employees at venture capital firms, listing salary differences at the Associate, Director/Principal, and MD/Partner levels.

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.

Pay Cuts Worsen for Lower Roles at VC-Backed Companies (Pitchbook, 2020)

This blog from PitchBook explains how many start-ups have attempted to ride out the pandemic by implementing salary cuts for both lower-level employees and CEOs alike.

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