The New York Bankers Association and Pearl Meyer are pleased to offer member banks industry-specific compensation and benefits surveys.

Bank Director Compensation and Governance Practices Survey

  • 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)

    Survey Schedule:  Next Offered 2019

    Questions/Fees: Contact Pearl Meyer at or call Heather Vaillancourt at 508-630-1497; or NYBA at 212-297-1679 or

Banking Benefits and Human Resources Policies Survey

  • Comprehensive benefits and personnel policy information for financial institutions in the Northeast
  • 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)

    Survey Schedule: Data Entry-Winter 2018; Survey Report-May 2018

    Questions/Fees:  Contact Pearl Meyer at or Heather Vaillancourt at 508-630-1497; or, NYBA at 212-297-1679 or

Banking Compensation Survey

This survey is conducted in the spring of each year with results available in August.

  • Comprehensive compensation data and practices specific to the banking industry
  • Officer and non-officer compensation data for over 150 positions
  • Policies and practices covering Salary Administration; Short-term Incentive and Long-term Incentive Plan Design; Executive Retirement Benefits; Executive Perquisites and Incentives

    Questionnaire Available: April 2018
    Survey Effective Date: April 1, 2018
    Survey Due Date: May 31, 2018 
    Results Published: August 2018 – The survey results are provided in an electronic format.

    Questions: Contact Pearl Meyer at or Heather Vaillancourt at 508-630-1497; or, NYBA at 212-297-1679 or