CEO Compensation

Executive Compensation Mistakes: Stop Treating Everyone Equally

In business, certain functions are more important than others. And fair or not, some people on your executive team are more important than others. Their compensation should reflect that.

Sorry, Bernie: New Study Shows Inconvenient Truth About CEO Pay

Our annual study of CEO pay finds—once again—that CEOs get paid a lot less than people think. The median private company CEO total compensation package for 2017? $350,622. That’s just 6.7 times the median income for all U.S. workers, not 275 times. Sorry Bernie.

CEO Success Is About Longevity, Performance And Value

To be a truly great chief executive officer requires a high level of success over a long duration in a highly valued company, which is portrayed by a new measure, Market Cap Alpha.

CEO Pay: It Has Little to Do With What the 200 Best-Paid CEOs Earn

The problem is that looking at CEO pay by looking through the lens of the top 200 best-paid CEOs tells you nothing about most CEO pay.

What Joint Venture CEOs Should Negotiate Into An Employment Agreement

Joint venture CEOs should consider negotiating seven terms and conditions before accepting or renewing a job offer. Learn what they are:

CEO Bonuses… It’s Not About The Money Until It Is

When CEOs start a new position, it’s never about the money… at first. It’s like a honeymoon period filled with creativity, getting to understand your team and strategic planning. But if it goes bad, everything you are judged on from that point forward is about the money.

Average CEO Salary: Pay Has Largely Flatlined

Forget what you’ve read about the typical CEO salary. New research from Chief Executive shows salaries have stagnated for all but a lucky few.

Getting The Most Out Of Your Executive Compensation Plan

Executive compensation is one of the biggest investments most companies make, yet far too few approach it strategically.

Who Approves CEO Pay?

Approval of CEO compensation packages varies by both company revenue and ownership type, according to Chief Executive’s CEO & Senior Compensation Report 2017. Here we look at who’s...

Could the Long-Term Incentive Plan Become Extinct?

Calls for simpler CEO remuneration structures are growing louder and could even by mandated in the UK.
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CEO1000 Tracker

From the schools they went to to the types of companies they run, CEO1000 is tracking the trends among the CEOs of the 1,000 largest U.S. companies.

CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEO Confidence Plunges On Tariff Fears In June

Amid announcements of new tariffs on China and, at the time of polling, Mexico, CEOs’ outlook for future business conditions plunged 6 percent from May to June, according to Chief Executive’s most recent reading of CEO confidence.
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Once a year, we celebrate the achievements of a CEO, honored for his or her success in and dedication to business, shareholders and customers.

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