July 04, 2007

Analyst or Manager Compensation

When business doesn't meet expectations, heads roll. One or more executives will receive a tidy compensation package as part of their exit from the struggling business.

Professionals, folks who are not Directors or Vice Presidents, are also ousted when business stinks.

For those of you who are not Directors or Vice Presidents, which compensation package would you sign up for, if your company offered you a choice? Alternatively, recommend a different package if you don't like any of the three presented here.


Package #1 = A base salary of $62,000 per year. Employee is not bonus eligible. Employee is at risk for downsizing if business is poor.

Package #2
= A base salary of $60,000 per year, plus a bonus that could be up to ten percent of your base salary, depending upon company and individual performance. Possible salary range = $60,000 to $66,000 per year. Employee is at risk for downsizing if business is poor.

Package #3 = A base salary of $40,000 per year, plus a bonus (paid quarterly) that could be up to one hundred percent of your base salary, depending upon company and individual performance. Possible salary range = $40,000 to $80,000 per year. Employee is at a much lower risk for downsizing if business is poor.