2019 Merchant/Trader Total Cash Compensation Survey

Co-Sponsored by ADM, Bunge North America, Cargill AgHorizons and CHS Inc.

General Information

The Merchant/Trader Total Cash Compensation Survey provides compensation information for key commodity merchandising positions found in agribusiness and related industries.

The survey covers total cash compensation practices for MERCHANT, TRADER and ORIGINATOR (each with 3 individual contributor and 2 manager levels) positions as well as a new COMMERCIAL TRAINEE survey job.

There is NO COST to participate and each participant will receive a complimentary copy of the full survey results.  Please not that the survey report is not available to non-participants.

2019 Survey Schedule

  • July 8:  Survey packet distributed (Data effective June 1, 2019)
  • August 2: Survey participation deadline
  • September 13:  Survey results distributed

Survey Information and Participation Materials

To participate in the survey, click on the Survey Participation Form link below.  After your selection has opened, SAVE the file to your computer.  Complete the survey form, saving information to the file on YOUR computer as you work on it.  Return your completed survey form to Altura Consulting Group by email at surveys@alturaconsultinggroup.com

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.