Jordan Gagnon
Survey Account Manager
Tel. 508.630.1501

93 Worcester Street, Suite 100
Wellesley, MA 02481
Tel. 508.460.9600
Fax. 508.460.9601

Pearl Meyer is the leading advisor to boards and senior management on the alignment of executive compensation with business and leadership strategy, making pay programs a powerful catalyst for value creation and competitive advantage.  Pearl Meyer's banking consultants work closely with a wide range of institutions, including denovo, community, regional, national, and international banks.

The Current Compensation Environment
Banks face increasing challenges as they seek to attract, motivate, and retain the talent that is critical to business success.  Increased regulations and ongoing economic pressures add to the complexity of determining compensation levels, programs, and practices.

Pearl Meyer also conducts an annual National Banking Compensation Survey and administers and publishes bank-specific compensation surveys in partnership with the Massachusetts Bankers Association and other banking associations.  Our surveys provide a wealth of data relating to board, executive, and employee compensation and benefits.  We also provide surveys on topics of interest such as executive compensation trends, incentive plan practices, and employee communication.

For more information and to find out how Pearl Meyer can help you align business and leadership strategy to your pay programs, visit

Bank Director Compensation and Governance Practices Survey

Details and covered topics for the Bank Director Compensation and Governance Practices Survey.

Banking BOD Survey provides the most relevant information available on board of directors’ compensation and governance practices.

About the Survey
Published every other year, this comprehensive survey is the definitive source for information on bank board of directors' compensation and governance practices. While this survey has historically been focused in the Northeast, this year we are expanding the survey nationally to deliver a broader and even more comprehensive look at data and trends.
Specific topics covered include:

  • 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)

Banking Benefits and Human Resources Policies Survey

Details on this biennial benefits and HR policy survey produced with the Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and New York Bankers Associations.

Banking Benefits and Human Resources Policies Survey is the definitive source for the most current information on benefits programs and human resources policies including PTO programs, health and dental insurance, flexible spending accounts, and short- and long-term disability plans.

About the Survey
The Banking Benefits and Human Resources Policies Survey is produced every other year in conjunction with the Massachusetts Bankers Association, the Connecticut Bankers Association, New Hampshire, and the New York Bankers Association. The survey provides the most comprehensive benefits and personnel policy information for financial institutions in the Northeast. It is the definitive source for information on officer and non-officer, full and part-time benefits programs, and human resource practices and policies. Specific topics covered include:

  • 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)