2024 Merchant/Trader/Broker Total Cash Compensation Survey

General Information

Altura Consulting Group – on behalf of CHS Inc. – is pleased to announce the 2024 Merchant/Trader/Broker Total Cash Compensation Survey.  The purpose of this survey is to gather and report comprehensive total cash compensation information (base pay and base plus short- and long-term variable pay) for key commodities trading positions typically found within agribusiness, trading companies, and related industries.

This survey covers four benchmark positions (Merchant, Trader, Grain Originator, and Broker) by six levels (Individual Contributor 1-4, Manager 1-2) and the additional position of Trainee (Commercial Trainee).

See below for a complete list of the survey jobs and descriptions.

Survey Pricing

There is no cost to participate and participants receive a complimentary copy of the full survey results.

Survey Timing

  • Survey Invitations: July 8, 2024 (Effective date of data: June 1, 2024)
  • Participation Deadline: July 26, 2024
  • Report Distribution: By September 6, 2024

Survey Information and Participation Materials

To participate in the survey, click on the Participation Form below. When it opens, DOWNLOAD and SAVE the Excel file to your computer and begin completing the survey. While you can email your completed survey participation form to us at surveys@alturaconsultinggroup.com, we encourage participants to use our secure Citrix upload portal to ensure the protection of their completed participation form.  Click here to access secure portal.

Survey Administrator

Altura Consulting Group LLC
520 Indian Mound Street, Suite 1A
Wayzata, MN 55391

Statement of Confidentiality

The objective of Altura’s survey reports and all methods and procedures used to produce the reports, is to provide maximum information value without disclosing any information that could be specifically associated with an individual survey participant.

All survey data submitted by participants for surveys conducted by Altura Consulting Group is provided on the basis that the data confidentiality of each participant will be fully protected at all times.

Protection of confidentiality extends to compensation data reported and to any kind of observation or form of analysis that could serve to identify a company with its data to an experienced person.

Our surveys are designed and administered in compliance with anti-trust guidelines.