The recent financial crisis which resulted in the Government bailout of banks has once again placed executive compensation in the spotlight. There has been public outrage as CEOs and other executives deemed responsible for the financial crisis pocketed millions from bonuses and golden parachutes. CEO perks alone in 2008 amounted to an average of $364,041, nearly 10 times the median salary of a full-time worker. Not surprising then that CEO’s salaries have been under public scrutiny.
This annual study from the Conference Board examines salary, total cash compensation, total compensation, and the mix of compensation elements for the CEO and the five highest-paid executives for specific revenue and industry groups of US listed companies. In addition to descriptive details about the cash elements of compensation, this report provides information about stock and stock option compensation and the relationships between some key compensation elements.
The full report is available to current London Business School students, faculty, staff and alumni from the Conference Board Research database which can be found on the A-Z list of library databases in Portal.