Firms active in the commodities trading markets, including energy/commodity firms, oil companies, private trading houses and global investment banks, rely on the McLagan survey platform to meet their compensation planning needs. To learn more about the McLagan Commodities Survey, click the links below:


Database Scope

The McLagan Commodities Survey provides HR and compensation professionals with the most comprehensive rewards insights from more firms, incumbents and countries on a single survey platform than any other data provider. The Commodities Survey spans:


Commodities Firms


Financial Services Firms


Countries with Reported Results


Global Data Points Collected

Participating Firms

Firms around the world rely on the McLagan Commodities Survey 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 commodities firms and banks to benchmark roles at commercial trading divisions across asset classes, including:

  • Energy
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Precious/Bullion
  • Softs
  • Derivatives
  • Renewables
  • Carbon Emissions

Navigating a highly competitive talent market requires comprehensive compensation data from a wide array of peers. We’ve got you covered so you can take a data-driven approach to compensation decisions.

► For a full list of 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 industry and each role’s attributes, area, focus and job level. We cover targeted commodities functions and areas, including:

  • Asset Optimization
  • Chartering
  • Commercial Supply & Trading
  • Commodities Origination
  • Commodities Origination
  • Commodities Physical Operations
  • Commodities Trading Operations
  • Demurrage and Claims
  • Financial Engineering, Modeling & Quantitative Analytics
  • Head of Commodities
  • Head of Sales
  • Head of Trading
  • Physical Operations
  • Product Specialist
  • Research
  • Scheduler
  • Shift Trading
  • Shipping and Freight
  • Shipping Operations
  • Trading Operations
  • Vetting

In addition, our surveys provide benchmarking data across asset classes, including engergy cross products, metals cross products and agribusiness products.

► To request a copy of the full commodities survey 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

What Sets McLagan Apart?

We partner with firms across the globe to assess their pay level competitiveness, align pay systems with business strategy and provide in-depth industry insights. Together, we empower firms to 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.
  • 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 Commodities Survey, 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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