November 29, 2005
Wanted! Comp Benchmark Participants
Return Path is looking to benchmark our compensation structure with those of peer companies. We would like to organize a project where an independent consultant gathers and compiles the data from a group of 10-20 companies and shares the aggregated results with individual benchmarks back with participants (the data will be anonymous on a per-company basis).
The data we’d need from participating companies (for all positions) is: Title and summary of the job description; Base Salary; Bonus; and Location.
The criteria for "peer company" is one that is comparable in size (50-250 people), geography (not rural, at least some in NY/Chicago/SF/LA), and industry (anything tech/Internet/services).
We will act as the project manager. Participating companies will mainly just have to provide the data. The cost of the consultant will be approximately $1,000-2,000 per participating company. This is a small fraction of what a similar study would cost from one of the big HR/benefits consultancies — and should be much more targeted and useful as well.
If you are interested in participating please email us at email@example.com. VCs out there — please circulate this to your CEOs and CFOs!