The sum of all payments made to an employee for a specific time period (usually annual) including base salary, incentives, and bonuses (and/or other variable pay such as commissions).<br><br>In certain cases, as when non-cash remuneration elements are separately attributed to an individual, Total All Compensation may be provided (as in the <a href="http://www.erieri.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=ERIXA.Main">Executive Compensation Assessor</a>®) to include all cash and individually-paid benefits, as specified. Alternatively, when additional categories are reported (as in the field for Total Compensation in the <a href="http://www.erieri.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=ERICA.Main">Nonprofit Comparables Assessor</a>®), Total Compensation is defined as the sum of direct cash, benefits, and allowances.

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