A REVIEW OF COMPENSATION SURVEYS: PART III

Director compensation varies considerably around the world, reflecting different director duties, legal and regulatory frameworks, and market expectations.

Compensation

The United States and Canada, for example, have the highest median total non-executive director compensation, both close to US$200,000, including cash, equity, and other benefits. In both countries, directors are paid additional fees as board and committee leaders, which can increase the median to slightly more than US$300,000 in both countries. The U.S. levels are slightly higher than those in Canada and nearly half of Canadian companies pay their directors in U.S. dollars, reflecting their exposure to the U.S. market. Read More >>