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CBA Compensation & Benefits Benchmark Survey

About Our Survey

Compensation practices continue to evolve and this survey uniquely captures the evolution, through the detailed level of information collected and reported. The strategic management of compensation and human resources continues to be a critical factor in the success of a bank. For most banks, compensation constitutes the single largest non-interest operating expense.

It is extremely important that banking decision makers have current, reliable information for evaluating compensation and benefits at their own institutions. For this reason, the California Bankers Association (CBA), in conjunction with Pearl Meyer (PM), conducts our annual compensation and benefits survey. This survey provides base salary, incentive and commission compensation data as well as directors’ compensation information, data on human resources practices, comparative healthcare cost information and employee benefits summary statistics.

Questions regarding the survey? Please contact Janae Kimpel at

Order your digital copy now!

Thank you to all of our 2023 participant banks, for your contribution to the CBA Compensation & Benefits Benchmark Survey!

The 2023 CBA Compensation & Benefits Benchmark Survey is now fully digital! Order your survey online below for electronic access to the survey results.

Note: Following your online order and purchase you will receive a separate email from our partners at Pearl Meyer with instructions on how to access your digital copy.

Digital report publishes breakouts by All institutions, Asset Size, Wage Zones, and Geographic Regions within California. Includes a complimentary digital copy of National Banking Compensation w/ purchase, which is a national compilation of all participating banks from the state.

Survey Participant Price $1,099 Non-Participant Price $ 1,999