launches compensation survey, publisher of Private Equity Career News, the weekly newsletter written by David M. Toll (pictured), has launched its first employee compensation survey.

For employees working on the deal-making or administrative sides of PE shops, the study will provide accurate salary, bonus, and carry data with which to benchmark your compensation. It will also cover a host of other components of compensation, from co-investment programs to 401Ks.

All subscribers who work at PE firms or PE money managers (such as funds of funds) are eligible to participate.

I value your time and your data. Complete the 10-minute survey and you will receive a full copy of the study when it’s published later this year.

The survey requires you to provide your name, firm and email address. However, keeping your data confidential is my number one priority, and I will do it through a three-step process:

  • Once I download your data into an Excel spreadsheet, I will delete your response from SurveyMonkey;
  • I will then remove your name, email address and firm name from your compensation data in Excel and place them in a separate file (in some cases after asking you for a clarification or to fill in any questions left blank);
  • As soon as I’ve taken these steps I will send you an email letting you know.
Why require a name, firm and email at all? Well, I do need to know who is filling out the survey in order to send a complimentary copy of the study. I wouldn’t feel comfortable sending a valuable, copyrighted study to an anonymous email address.

I’m grateful to all my early subscribers of Private Equity Career News, which celebrates its two-year anniversary next month. By sharing your job openings, hiring insights, and best practices you’ve become a real community.

Another big way you can help yourself and the community is to participate in my compensation survey. For we all want the same thing.

We want to get fairly compensated for the skills and talents we bring to our firms.

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