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Equilar/Associated Press Pay Study


Since 2011, Equilar has collaborated with the Associated Press to deliver high-quality information on executive compensation. This year, we published the Pay Study, an analysis of 340 CEOs who served in the role for at least two years as of fiscal year-end and worked at an S&P 500 company. The companies must have filed a proxy between January 1st and April 30th of this year to be included in this study.

Key Findings

  1. For the first time since 2011, a female executive (Marissa Mayer of Yahoo!) made the list as one of the top 10 highest-paid CEOs with a total compensation of $42.1 million.

  2. The four highest paid executives—David Zaslav, Leslie Moonves, Philippe Dauman, and Robert Iger—have all appeared in the top 10 since the study was first published.

  3. For CEOs in the current study, median pay increased 0.8% between 2013 and 2014 from $10,521,653 to $10,611,031.

  4. On average, pay packages in 2014 were composed of 61% equity, 36% cash and 3% other compensation.*


Pay Study Results


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EXECUTIVE NAME COMPANY TOTAL COMPENSATION CHANGE
1. Inge G. Thulin 3M (MMM) $14,309,525 25%
2. Miles D. White Abbott Laboratories (ABT) $16,707,564 -20%
3. Richard A. Gonzalez AbbVie (ABBV) $17,069,264 -6%
4. Evan G. Greenberg ACE (ACE) $19,678,174 11%
5. Shantanu Narayen Adobe Systems (ADBE) $17,890,918 14%
6. Naren Gursahaney ADT (ADT) $5,465,388 -24%
7. Andres R. Gluski AES (AES) $8,403,245 -2%
8. Mark T. Bertolini Aetna (AET) $15,043,936 -51%
9. Sean M. Healey Affiliated Managers Group (AMG) $5,369,597 -73%
10. Daniel P. Amos Aflac (AFL) $8,642,194 -50%

EXECUTIVE NAME TOTAL COMPENSATION
1. Inge G. Thulin
3M (MMM)
$14,309,525
2. Miles D. White
Abbott Laboratories (ABT)
$16,707,564
3. Richard A. Gonzalez
AbbVie (ABBV)
$17,069,264

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*Cash is defined as the sum of base salary and discretionary and performance bonuses. Other compensation is defined as the sum of non-qualified deferred compensation earnings, and perks and other compensation.

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