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Median CEO Pay for the 100 Largest Companies Reaches Record $15.7 Million

By on April 13, 2018 in Commercial, Corporate

The Washington Post is reporting that booming stock market and bulging equity awards propelled the median 2017 compensation for CEOs of the 100 largest companies to the highest figure in 11 years, according to a new analysis by executive compensation and governance research firm Equilar.

“While the median pay increase for CEOs was slightly lower than the year prior, at 5 percent instead of 6 percent, the median CEO pay package was valued at $15.7 million, the first time it notched above 2016’s previous high of $15 million,” writes Jena McGregor.

The highest-paid CEO in this year’s study is Broadcom’s Hock Tan, with a 2017 compensation package valued at $103.2 million. That figure includes a new stock grant valued at $98.3 million that will pay out over a period of several years only if Broadcom meets certain total shareholder return performance thresholds.

Read the Post article.

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