REDWOOD CITY, CA (May 25, 2017) —Since 2011, Equilar has worked together with the Associated Press on annual executive compensation studies, and is proud to announce the recent publishing of the 2017 series.
The 2017 version of the Equilar | Associated Press CEO pay study identifies trends in compensation awards for CEOs at S&P 500 companies who served in that role for at least two years as of fiscal year end 2016. The companies must have filed a proxy between January 1st and May 1st of this year to be included in the study. This sample size creates a consistent comparison for year-over-year changes to pay awards for these CEOs. Learn more about the methodology here.
In addition, for the second year running, Equilar has compiled data on the CEOs with the largest pay package in each U.S. state, including companies over $1 billion in revenue.
For more information on the underlying data in these studies, please contact us.
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