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Download: 2019 Executive Benefits Survey

Employers 09.04.2019 2 MIN READ

For nearly 30 years, Ayco has conducted a biennial survey of executive benefits and perquisites as a benchmark for corporate America’s constantly changing landscape.

2019 Executive Benefits Survey Cover

Drawing on our relationships across industry segments, we surveyed hundreds of companies for the benefits offered to three separate categories of executives: the CEO, senior executives and “other” executives.

Results of our survey this year, in conjunction with recent editions, suggest executive benefits continue to have a place in a competitive executive compensation package—with consideration for shareholders’ perception of benefits.

Our 260+ survey participants include companies of all size, and included several foreign owned and private companies. These companies make up:

  • 33% of the the S&P 100
  • 30% of the Fortune 200
  • 24% of the S&P 500

To determine trends, we compared the results of our 2019 survey against our 2009 survey done a decade ago. In general, the percentage of companies offering these benefits stayed fairly consistent with a slight downward trend.

  1. 61% Financial planning
    Financial planning continues to be the frontrunner of executive benefits, although it is down from a high of 69% a decade earlier

  2. 59% Executive physical exam
    Physical health mirrors financial health as an important component in the executive benefit package, although with a slight 4% drop from 10 years ago

  3. 28% Executive life insurance
    Between CEOs, senior executives and other executives, life insurance remains a strong benefit, although it has declined by 1% as an offering in the last decade

  4. 27% Company car or allowance
    This perk suffered the largest percentage decrease over the last decade, dropping 10 percentage points from 37% to 27%

  5. 22% Spousal travel
    Like life insurance, this benefit stayed within a percentage point over the last decade, when it surveyed at 23%

All individual responses are confidential. Survey results are based on the aggregate responses of all participants.


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