This is the fourteenth edition of the Carried Interest and Compensation Survey which was conducted from September 20 to October 31, 2021. This year we had 335 funds participate. The survey’s compensation data is comprised of salary, bonus and carried interest paid over the prior 12-month period.
This year’s survey also includes data on how private equity firms handled remote working during the pandemic and what next year’s remote environment may look like.
We break down the allocation of carry by fund size, and segment the results by five different position classes – Partners, Top Professionals, Middle Professionals, Entry Professionals and Administrative Staff.
The survey also shows salary, bonus and carry compensation by fund size among 11 different partner/employee classes. This year’s survey also provides 5-year averages (2017 to 2021) for compensation for all of the partner/employee classes.
We also present data on the average staffing of private equity firms. These results are organized by function.
Our final report consists of 94 pages of graphs and data.