Our global commodities compensation data is the leading source of pay benchmarking for all firms active in the commodities trading markets. Our coverage includes energy / commodity firms, oil companies, and private trading houses and global investment banks. Insights span the full spectrum of commodities trading and risk management.
Our team takes a global approach to helping clients navigate the often volatile commodities industry, providing annual rewards benchmarks and customized analyses which includes key data to help firms manage their human resources more effectively across the globe. Countries / regions covered by this survey include Canada, China, Hong Kong, Latin America, Pan Europe, Singapore, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and United States.
Commodities Firms Globally
Financial Services Firms Globally
Countries with Reported Results
Global Data Points Collected
To view past participants in our global commodities compensation data, click here.
Comprehensive Compensation Intelligence
Our survey data can help you establish pay standards confidently, across each reward element on a job-by-job basis. The compensation elements we cover include:
- Base Salary
- Cash Bonus
- Long-term Awards (RSUs, Deferred Cash)
- Total Cash (Base Salary and Cash Bonus)
- Total Compensation (Total Cash and LTI)
Coverage of Key Roles and Product Areas
We collect data on front office / revenue generating and operational roles specific to the commercial trading business.
Front Office and Revenue Generating Roles
- Commodity Trade Finance
- Shift Trading
- Structuring, Financial Engineering, and Quants
- Demurrage and Claims
- Physical Operations Multi-Role
- Shipping Operations and Traffic Management
- Clearance, Settlements, and Investigations
- Documentation, Confirmations, and Contracts
- Operations Project Management
- Trader Support and Middle Office
- Trading Operations Multi-Role
Energy Cross Product
- Carbon Emissions
- Crude and Oil Products
- Natural Gas
- Power and Electricity
Metals Cross Product
- Traditional Soft Products
- Grains and Oilseeds
Each year, we hold roundtables in multiple locations for representatives across the industry to share knowledge on hot topics, compensation trends, and business challenges that affect reward and human resources professionals.
Moving Beyond Pay: Market Intelligence and Insights
We offer a broad range of Market Practice Studies run on an annual basis. These studies provide clients with the deep industry knowledge and insights needed to maintain competitive position, drive organizational change, execute long-term business strategies and drive results. Some of our Market Practice Studies include:
- HR Policies and Practices
- Long-term Incentive and Mandatory Deferral Plan Study
- Merit Budget and Salary Study
- Methods of Pay
All studies can be customized specifically to the commodities business where participation allows. To learn more about McLagan Market Practice studies, click here.
Survey Pricing, Access, and Support
Fees for McLagan compensation surveys vary based on size of firm, geographic footprint, and number of incumbents matched.
Survey purchases include 24/7 access to the McLagan Online client portal. This puts survey results and insights in reach at all times.
All survey clients are assigned a dedicated Relationship Manager to provide benchmarking support during the survey input, position and employee level analysis, and access to webinars and roundtables where clients receive the latest in hot topics in the market and networking opportunities with industry peers. We provide a variety of rewards and compensation advisory solutions to assist clients with their compensation, performance, and talent strategies.