Calcbench Executive Compensation Report
Calcbench has released its Executive Compensation Report, studying 4500 U.S firms from 2010 through 2018.
Among the findings:
"This research raises some very interesting questions about executive pay," said Pranav Ghai, co-founder and CEO of Calcbench. "Our point with this report wasn't to answer those questions. But with the granular data we have on salary, cash, bonus, share grants, option grants, pension contributions, and other forms of compensation, we are able to do a comprehensive trend analysis."
- The average compensation for the 100 best-paid named executive officers more than doubled from $30.8 million in 2010 to $66.4 million by 2018;
- And those highest-paid executives accounted for 15 percent of all executive compensation among the firms we studied.
- Equity awards rose as a percentage of average total compensation, from 29 percent in 2010 to 41 percent in 2018.