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New: ELFA Releases Compensation Report for Small and Medium-Sized Equipment Finance Businesses

Posted 12/14/2022

WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 14, 2022– Today the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association released a report detailing compensation practices at small and medium-sized equipment leasing and finance companies. The 2022 Small and Medium Enterprise Compensation Survey reveals trends in pay—including salaries, bonuses, benefits and commission—at bank, captive and independent equipment finance companies. The survey is part of the Knowledge Hub, ELFA’s source for business intelligence on the equipment finance industry.

The report is based on a survey of ELFA member companies conducted by Vault Consulting, LLC. A total of 46 companies participated in the survey. The respondents reported 1,118 employees for 19 specialized revenue and support positions, ranging from CEO to collections staff to sales staff. The data are displayed by company type, new business volume, region and market segment.

Highlights from the survey include:

  • The five highest paid positions, based on average total compensation, were CEO/President, CFO, Head of Sales, Senior Sales Representative and Team Leader. Total compensation is based on average base salary and average bonus/commission.
  • Compared to the last SME Compensation Survey in 2021, the average total compensation of the top five positions changed by the following percentages: CEO/President -6%; CFO +41%; Head of Sales -6%; Senior Sales Representative +6%; and Team Leader +22%.
  • A bonus/commission was reported for 79% of the submitted employees. A total of 85% of sales staff received a bonus/commission and no companies reported commission only sales staff.
  • The top quantitative factor used to determine executive leadership incentives was profitability (95%) and the top qualitative factor was managerial effectiveness (74%).

How to Access the Report

Participation in the 2022 Small and Medium Enterprise Compensation Survey is a benefit of ELFA membership, and ELFA member respondents receive a complimentary copy of the report. Non-respondents may purchase a copy from the ELFA website at https://bit.ly/ELFA2022Comp

The report is part of the ELFA Knowledge Hub, the source for business intelligence in the equipment finance industry. Visit the hub at www.elfaonline.org/KnowledgeHub.

About ELFA

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) is the trade association that represents companies in the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, which includes financial services companies and manufacturers engaged in financing capital goods. ELFA members are the driving force behind the growth in the commercial equipment finance market and contribute to capital formation in the U.S. and abroad. Its 580 members include independent and captive leasing and finance companies, banks, financial services corporations, broker/packagers and investment banks, as well as manufacturers and service providers. ELFA has been equipping business for success for more than 60 years. For more information, please visit www.elfaonline.org.


Media/Press Contact: Amy Vogt, Vice President, Communications and Marketing, ELFA, 202-238-3438 or avogt@elfaonline.org



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