Unique in the Marketplace

This survey offers a comprehensive look into pay levels, practices and trends among endowment and foundation staff, including detailed insights into the chief investment officer position.


Survey Highlights

  • Base salary and total cash compensation data for all investment staff
  • Detailed incentive plan design information, including performance measures, weighting of measures, incentive opportunity levels and payout and deferral practices
  • Other data, including eligibility and participation as well as administration and governance of investment staff incentive plans
  • National data reported by organization type and by asset category
  • Key endowment and foundation investment staff positions, including chief investment officer, managing director, director, manager, two levels of analyst staff and three levels of investment operations staff
  • Data on over 500 investment professionals from over 65 organizations

Enhanced Report Delivery

  • The compensation and pay practices benchmarks are delivered via SullivanCotter’s web-based Benchmarks360™ product suite — providing users with self-serve analytics dashboards for their unique reporting needs

Learn About Our Full Survey Suite

Gaining access to the right data is paramount. SullivanCotter’s proprietary survey data provides the intelligence and insights you’ll need to confidently navigate the compensation journey and make highly-informed decisions.

2023 Endowment and Foundation Investment Staff Compensation Survey


2023 Survey Participation Is Open

Contribute to Gain Participation Privileges

Your participation ensures that your data are part of this valuable resource, providing you with robust, comprehensive information used by not-for-profit organizations across all market segments. In addition, participants receive exclusive, discounted pricing on valuable data and reports and early access to survey results.

Participation in our surveys is made easy through our online data collection tool

Survey Samples

Reduced Pricing for Participants:


  • 2023 Survey Participants: $1,250
  • 2023 Early Submission Discount: $200 off participant price
  • Nonparticipants: $4,900

Key Dates:

Participation opens: January 3, 2023
Deadline for early submission discount: January 27, 2023
Deadline for participation: February 24, 2023
Benchmarks publication: May 2023
Current status: Open for participation


Questions?

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact our Survey Team by phone at 888.739.7039 or by email at surveys@sullivancotter.com.

Order the 2022 Endowment and Foundation Investment Staff Compensation Survey

2022 Survey Costs:

Note: Custom peer group reports are available upon request.


  • 2022 Survey Participants: $1,250
  • 2022 Early Submission Discount: $200 off participant price
  • Nonparticipants: $4,900

Key Dates:

Survey data effective: January 1, 2022.

Questions?

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact our Survey Team by phone at 888.739.7039 or by email at surveys@sullivancotter.com.

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