The 2017 National Compensation Matrix (NCM) is now available for use in evaluating 2016 executive compensation costs.
You won’t find a lot of surprises this year; in odd-numbered years, the NCM is updated by applying an escalation factor based on a national survey reporting trends in compensation costs. That escalation factor was 3.0%, consistent with prior years. No other changes were made to the NCM; all of the compensation levels for each position were escalated by this 3.0% factor.
As a reminder, the NCM is developed based on A/E industry executive compensation surveys. One of the most important actions you can take to support the long-term viability of the NCM is to choose one or two of those surveys and participate annually. The surveys rely on A/E firm participation, and the NCM in turn relies on those surveys.
To access the 2017 NCM, click here.
If you have any questions on using the NCM, or if there is any other assistance we can provide, please contact us!