This report provides information on the primary compensation actions taken in 2012 and the plans for 2013, examines merit pay plans and budgets, and shows how companies reward performance. It also summarizes the degree of change planned for annual bonus plans, sales compensation and equity awards. Fifty five companies responded to our survey, sponsored by Bose Corporation. This report provides critical information to companies as they finalize their 2013 plans or compare their plans to other leading companies.