Corporate, Commercial and Specialty Lending

Firms across all major areas of the corporate, commercial and specialty lending industry—including major- and middle-market corporate banking, commercial real estate, equipment finance, commercial finance, middle-market leveraged lending and aviation finance—rely on the McLagan survey platform to meet their compensation benchmarking needs. To learn more about coverage and how our surveys, click the links below:


Database Scope

We provide human resources and compensation professionals with access to rewards insights covering more companies, incumbents and countries on a single survey platform than any other data provider. With your unique firm in mind, we provide survey coverage across:


Global, Regional, and Community Banks


Real Estate Businesses


Bank, Captive, and Independent Leasing Firms


Middle Market Leveraged Finance Firms

Participating Firms

Firms of all asset sizes rely on McLagan’s Corporate, Commercial and Specialty Lending Surveys to identify, attract and retain the workforce that will transform the future of their business. We have a track record of working with the world’s leading firms, including:

  • 50 of the Top 50
    Commercial Banks
  • All Top 25
    U.S. Banks
  • A Diverse Dataset
    of All Specialty Finance Firms

But that’s only scratching the surface of the firms enrolled in our database. Navigating today’s competitive talent market demands compensation data from a robust set of peers. We’ve got you covered so you can take a data-driven approach to compensation decisions.

► To learn more about participating industry peers, please click here.

Job Library

The McLagan Benchmarking Code is designed to capture the uniqueness of each firm type and the talent needed to support it. Employees are matched according to a globally consistent process drilling into each role’s attributes, area, focus and job level. We cover highly targeted commercial, corporate and specialty lending functions and areas including:

  • Asset Pricing & Appraisal
  • Business Unit Management
  • Client Service Delivery
  • Corporate Banking
  • Direct Finance
  • Field Examination
  • Fleet Management
  • Head of Aviation Finance
  • Head of Business Banking
  • Head of Commercial Finance
  • Head of Corporate Banking
  • Head of Equipment Leasing
  • Head of Real Estate Finance
  • Head of Trade Finance
  • Head of Transaction Banking
  • Head of Wholesale
  • Indirect Finance
  • Investor Reporting
  • Loan Servicing
  • Loan Workout
  • Market Banking President
  • Middle Market Corporate Banking
  • Physical Asset Management
  • Portfolio Management
  • Product Specialist
  • Regional Banking President
  • Specialty Finance Operations
  • State Banking President
  • Syndications
  • Underwriting

In addition, our surveys provide benchmarking data for infrastructure roles, including finance, compliance, human resources, legal and more.

► To request a copy of the full job list, please click here.

Compensation Data Elements

All McLagan surveys are designed to empower decision-makers to set pay with confidence across numerous rewards elements on a job-by-job basis and cover all direct forms of pay, including:

  • Salary
  • Cash Bonus
  • Bonus Eligibility
  • Commissions
  • Deferred Cash
  • Stock Salary
  • Performance Vested Award
  • Overtime
  • Overtime Eligibility
  • Allowances (cars, housing, role based, etc.)
  • Performance Vested Awards Mandatory Deferral
  • Performance Vested Awards

The McLagan Corporate, Commercial and Specialty Lending Surveys also capture data elements such as managed number of loans, personal number of loans, managed production and personal production.

What Sets McLagan Apart?

We partner with firms across the globe to assess their pay level competitiveness, align pay systems with business strategy and achieve superior levels of people and business performance. Here's how:

  • A Dedicated Team
    Each client is matched with a dedicated relationship manager who is available to provide support at every stage of the survey process—from job matching to interpreting results.
  • Exclusive Industry Events
    Each year, we host exclusive client roundtables and webinars designed for networking, connecting with industry leaders and staying informed about industry trends and best practices.
  • Industry Partnerships
    We are proudly endorsed and sponsored by trusted organizations such as the Mortgage Banking Association, Equipment Leasing and Finance Association and Commercial Finance Association.
  • Unmatched Insights That Go Beyond Compensation
    Our market practice studies provide rich insights into human resources, compensation, and performance practices, including diversity and inclusion; technology staffing and pay; recruiting, training and development; as well as other critical topics.
  • We're a Trusted Resource
    You'll get faster buy-in on key compensation decisions when you use McLagan data. Board members, C-suite leaders, HR professionals, and recruiters know and trust the McLagan name.

Pricing, Access & Support

McLagan survey fees vary based upon your benchmarking goals. To request pricing information for the McLagan Corporate, Commercial and Specialty Lending Surveys, please click here.

All subscriptions to McLagan surveys include 24/7 access to McLaganLive, our online survey reporting environment.

Our dedicated team is committed to supporting clients throughout the survey process—from input to employee matching to analyzing results. A relationship manager will be your contact for training and inquiries every step of the way.


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