Pearl Meyer’s “On
Point: Non-Employee Director Pay Practices” survey provides real-time
insights on the latest trends in non-employee director (NED) compensation
practices and potential responses to increased external scrutiny.
This online survey was conducted in March and April of
2019, with participation from 204 companies, including 143 publicly traded, 52
private for-profit, and nine not-for-profit (NFP) organizations. As with prior
On Point surveys, responses are broken out separately by respondent role (board
member vs. employee), ownership type, industry, and company revenue size.
This survey addresses a
variety of topics, such as time commitments and supplemental pay, NED
pay-setting process and compensation philosophy, equity grant practices, and
public company responses to enhanced external scrutiny on director
compensation. These survey findings will provide valuable insights to companies
as they evaluate potential NED program changes going forward.