2017 A/E Management Compensation Benchmark Survey Report 
Table of Contents

Executive Summary

Background
Two Very Important Concepts to Remember

Key Results from This Year’s Survey
Comparison with 2016 Survey Results
Time Charges by Management Personnel
Management Billing Rates
Management Fringe Benefits
Projections for 2017
Putting This Survey to Work in Your Firm
Setting High Goals
Using This Survey

Part l: General Survey Results

Base Salary
Bonuses

Total Direct Compensation
Total Direct Compensation-FAR Basis
Salary in Relation to CEO
Bonus in Relation to CEO
Total Direct Compensation in Relation to CEO
Salary Increases Awarded Last Year (during 2016)
Time Charged to Projects
Time Charged to Marketing/Business Development
Overtime
Billing Rates per Hour
Number of Vacation Days
Number of Days of Sick Leave
Total Days of Leave
Additional Management Fringe Benefits
Company Car
Professional Dues
Health/Social Club Dues
Educational Reimbursement
Legal/Financial Aid
Paid Overtime
Key Person Insurance
Retirement Contributions
Retirement as a Percentage of Salary
Section Summary

Projections for 2017
Projected 2017 Salary Increases
Projected Bonuses
Projected Staff Size Changes in 2017
Section Summary

Historical Trends
Base Salary Trends
Bonus Trends
Total Direct Compensation Trends
Management Compensation Trends
Bonus as Percentage of Salary Trends
Salary to Bonus Percentage Trends
Historical Salary in Relation to CEO Results
Salary in Relation to CEO Trends
Using Inflation Indices
Government Economic Indices
Section Summary

Part ll: Positional Profiles

Each profile contains all of the metrics listed in the General Survey Results Section above

Chairman of the Board
Chief Executive Officer

Chief Operating Officer/Executive VP
Senior VP/Senior Principal
Other Principals/Partners
CFO/Director of Finance
Controller
Business Manager
Director of BIM Services
Director of Operations
Director of Business Development
Director of Marketing
Director of Human Resources
Director of IT/Computer Operations
Branch Office Manager
Department Head
Senior Project Manager
Project Manager

Part lll: Boards of Directors

Boards of Directors
External Board Members/Directors
Internal Board Members/Directors
Section Summary

Appendices

Appendix A:  The Survey Database

The Role of the Advisory Board
The Sample

Some Cautions

Appendix B: The Questionnaire

Appendix C:  How to Use This Survey

Information Provided
Performing Your Benchmarking Analysis

The Changing Markets for Design Labor
Some Driving Factors Affecting Compensation
Labor Escalation Index
Grouping Management Positions
Benchmarking Management Fringe Benefits
Benchmarking Management Bonus Plans
Internal Benchmarking Against the CEO’s Data
What to Do With Your Analysis

Appendix D:  Other Sources for Reference

Appendix E: Index

 

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