Pay levels continue to increase for top executives.
- Total Compensation Rises
Median total compensation for S&P 500 CEOs increased 6.5 percent from approximately $9.0 million in 2011 to $9.7 million in 2012.
- Accountability for Performance
Three-quarters of S&P 500 CEOs received some form of performance-based equity as part of compensation in 2012, an increase of almost 8 percent from the previous year.