CUES Executive Compensation Survey

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CUES Executive Compensation Survey makes your job easier by providing insight, statistics and customizable reporting tools to help you attract and retain well qualified professionals.

Benchmark your organization against others based on asset size, region, membership size and more. Our online reports include data on 22 executive level positions, and our pre-existing compensation reports include:

  • Salary and bonus information
  • Benefits data per position, including:
    • Insurance plan type and cost
    • Retirement plan type and company contribution
    • Perks eligibility (paid parking, club memberships, etc.)
    • Employment contract details (length, renewal, severance pay, etc.)
  • Side-by-side, year-to-year comparison reports
  • Graphing tools
  • Exclusive content explaining compensation trends, including data reports

Invest in your credit union’s success. Order 12-months of online access to the most reliable data the market has to offer today. Unlimited+ members receive the survey results as part of your membership benefits.

Our industry-specific, in-depth survey gathers data annually from credit unions of all asset sizes from around the United States. The survey includes these positions:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Executive Vice President
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Operations Officer
  • Chief Lending Officer
  • Retail Branch Executive
  • Marketing Executive
  • Human Resources Executive
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Business Development Executive
  • Business Lending Executive
  • Legal Counsel Executive
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Regional Branch Management Executive
  • Mortgage Lending Officer
  • Senior CUESO Executive
  • Compliance/Enterprise Risk Management Executive
  • Chief Member Solutions Officer
  • Delivery Channels Executive
  • E-Commerce Executive
  • Investment Services Executive

When you purchase a 12-month subscription, you have access to: 

  • Salary and bonus information for all executive-level positions in the survey
  • Benefits data per position, including: 
    • Insurance plan type and cost 
    • Retirement plan type and company contribution 
    • Perks eligibility (paid parking, club memberships, etc.) 
    • Employment contract details (length, renewal, severance pay, etc.)
  • Side-by-side, year-to-year comparison reports
  • Graphing tools
  • Exclusive content explaining compensation trends, including data reports

Data Your Way

Dynamic reporting tools allow you to narrow your focus. You can run reports based on:

  • Asset size
  • Membership size
  • Field of membership
  • Experience
  • State
  • Benefits

Purchase a 12-month subscription now and access the most reliable credit union compensation data available. Attract and retain the best people to continue growing your credit union when you purchase today.

To purchase the survey:

  • CUES Unlimited+ Members– you receive the results as part of your membership benefits and do not need to make a separate purchase. Contact CUES to set up your report access. Call 866.508.0744 or email
  • Survey Participants– you receive a discount as a thank you for your participation. To purchase the survey reports at a discount, please call 866.508.0744 or email
  • All other purchasers– click the purchase button at the top left of this page to purchase at the list price.

Only one subscription purchase is necessary per credit union to receive access. If you are unsure if your credit union already has a subscription, please call 866.508.0744 or email

Run reports by choosing the “Run Reports” option at the top left. After logging in to your account, choose “Run Reports” again to be taken to the report portal. Having trouble logging in? Call 866.508.0744 or email for help.

The reporting tools give you access to:

  • Compensation & Benefits Reports by Position– analyze compensation and benefits for specific positions.
  • Multi-Position Reports– look at compensation only for multiple positions at one time.
  • Historical data
  • Compensation Planning Summary Reports 

Powerful Data Helps Attract & Retain Talent

Staying competitive are crucial to attracting and retaining high caliber staff, and CUES Executive Compensation Survey takes the guesswork out of the compensation packages you offer. It makes it easy to find the sweet spot of salary administration, allowing you to attract talent while staying on budget.

By benchmarking your credit union against others, you can ensure the retention of well qualified professionals who will continue to grow your credit union and the movement, plus you’ll benefit from pertinent data to attract new hires.

Who participates in the surveys?

Each year between January and March, CUES requests participation from credit unions of all assets across the country. The mix of participants varies by year. Your participation is vital to maintaining a large, representative database of current compensation information. Not sure if you’ve participated? Contact us at or 800.252.2664 to find out.

  • 12-month access to online, dynamic reports – filter by region, asset, etc. to choose your own peer group
  • Access for multiple individuals – CUES will give access to as many individuals as needed; typically, HR and the CEO are granted access, but you determine which individuals should be allowed to run reports
  • A yearly summary report released in the late spring/early summer – read about trends in compensation over the past year
  • Side by side comparisons with your data – if you participate during our participation period, you will see your compensation information alongside your filtered reports for easy comparisons. You can fill out the Executive Compensation Survey and Employee Salary Survey between January 1 and March 31 each year.

An Executive Compensation report shows a profile of the credit unions in your peer group, and for the position(s) you selected, you’ll see base salary, bonus and total compensation information by average, 10th percentile, 25th percentile, median, 75th percentile and 90th percentile. Benefits information is included for executives as well.

CUES asks that you review our position descriptions and look for a 75% match between your position and ours. Titles can be deceiving, so review the full description to look for a match.

Interested in Purchasing at a Participant Price, Receiving a Demo, or Need Assistance?

Contact survey support by clicking the button below, calling 866.508.0744, or emailing CUES Surveys are not applicable to Canadian credit unions. Consultants, please email us to purchase. Consultant Price: $3,995.

Executive Compensation Interest Form

Two Valuable Resources

CUES Executive Compensation Survey is one of two resources CUES provides to support credit unions with their staffing needs. You may also like CUES Employee Salary Survey, which provides detailed and up-to-date salary information on dozens of non-executive credit union positions.

Together these resources offer such a comprehensive look at staffing for your credit union that we encourage you to purchase both and provide you a 20% discount for doing so. Call or email CUES for more information. 

Access Employee Salary Survey