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Equity Incentives Design Survey

Participate in the 2024 Equity Incentives Design Survey by April 26


A Global Look at Equity Compensation Design Practices

The NASPP-Deloitte Consulting LLP Equity Incentives Design Survey provides the field's most in-depth analysis of how public companies design stock-based compensation plans for employees. Results reveal valuable benchmark data and trends that companies may use to evaluate and optimize their equity programs across five key areas:  

Equity Mix

Key Questions Answered:

  • What types of equity awards are companies granting?
  • Are stock options making a comeback?
  • How common are ESPPs?
Broad-based Plans

Key Questions Answered:

  • How deep in their orgs do companies offer equity?
  • What guidelines are applied to determine award eligibility?
  • How common are annual grants?
Global Equity

Key Questions Answered:

  • How do companies extend equity programs around the world?
  • In what countries is equity commonly offered?
  • How common are locally tax-qualified awards?
Award Features

Key Questions Answered:

  • What do retirees get and who gets it?
  • How common is quarterly and monthly vesting?
  • How are dividends paid on equity awards?
Performance Awards

Key Questions Answered:

  • How has COVID changed the landscape?
  • Is usage of relative TSR still increasing?
  • How are performance awards adjusted for a change-in-control?

Last Conducted: 2021

2021 Survey Results Access

The most recent survey results from 2021 are available to:

  • All survey participants
  • All NASPP members at participating companies
  • NASPP members from service provider companies who were unable to participate in the survey

Survey Highlights

All NASPP members can access highlights from the survey in the following resources.



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