New Participant Experience

Log in to the Client Portal for a new and improved user interface and experience that allows you to submit data (i.e., APP, benefits, employee, executive, investment and physician) once and qualify for all applicable surveys, delegate survey tasks across your organization to other colleagues and more easily participate in the data collection process

What's New in 2024?

  • Job list expanded to include five new impact investing positions

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.

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.

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 460 investment professionals from 63 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

2024 Endowment and Foundation Investment Staff Compensation Survey

2024 Survey Participation Is Closed

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:

  • 2024 Survey Participants: $1,500
  • 2024 Early Submission Discount: $200 off participant price
  • Nonparticipants: $6,000

Key Dates:

Participation opens: January 2, 2024
Deadline for early submission discount: January 26, 2024
Deadline for participation: February 23, 2024
Benchmarks publication: May 2024
Current status: Closed for participation


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

Order the 2023 Endowment and Foundation Investment Staff Compensation Survey

2023 Survey Costs:

Note: Custom peer group reports are available upon request.

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

Key Dates:

Survey data effective: January 1, 2023.


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

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