Executive Compensation


  • Yes, your boss probably is happier than you are Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    Bosses are more likely than workers to be satisfied with their family life, current job and financial situation, according to a new study.

  • Time to decide: Defer your executive compensation? Monday, 16 Dec 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Executives need to decide if they should defer some of their 2014 compensation. Robert Barbetti of J.P. Morgan Private Bank offers some advice.

  • Investment bankers brace for pay cuts     Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 1:45 PM ET

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche explains how lower bank revenues are impacting compensation bonuses this year.

  • Big law bonuses going nowhere?     Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 1:45 PM ET

    Elie Mystal, Abovethelaw.com editor, and David Lat, AbovetheLaw.com founder & managing editor, discuss why law firms will be trimming bonuses this year.

  • BlackBerry offers bumper package to new CEO Friday, 8 Nov 2013 | 6:42 AM ET
    The BlackBerry App World logo is seen on the screen of a BlackBerry Curve smartphone, produced by BlackBerry Ltd.

    BlackBerry will pay its new interim CEO a base salary of $1 million, a bonus, as well as stock awards potentially worth some $85 million.

  • Companies foot the bill when CEO spouses tag along Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 2:20 PM ET

    Many companies continue to pick up the tab for CEOs' spouses who accompany them on business trips. USA Today reports.

  • Microsoft's Ballmer gets less than 'A' grade in pay Friday, 4 Oct 2013 | 8:13 AM ET
    Steve Ballmer

    Microsoft's Ballmer was awarded 79 percent of his target bonus for the company's latest fiscal year, amid falling profits and weak Surface sales.

  • Public won't like BlackBerry CEO's payout: Analyst Friday, 27 Sep 2013 | 1:43 PM ET

    Analyst calls payout for Blackberry executive a "big payout on a dismal run" and says the news for the company seems to "get worse by the minute."

  • Top-paid CEOs are often fired or fined: Study Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 2:35 PM ET

    About 40 percent of the highest-paid CEOs end up being fired, paying fraud-related fines, or accepting government bailout money, according to a study released Wednesday.

  • SEC to tell CEOs: Show workers your pay—report Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 9:34 AM ET

    Regulators are close to reviving a rule requiring companies to be transparent about how much more CEOs make than the rank-and-file, The Wall Street Journal reported.

  • The SEC is set to enforce a rule that would require companies to publicize the pay discrepancy between their CEOs and their median workers' salary; Staples' founder is calling on Congress to reduce job-killing regulations, and a new report suggests the average American household is earning less than when the recession ended four years ago, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • What CEOs really make     Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 11:16 AM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports that media is where some of the nation's top corporate leaders are making the most money.

  • CEO pay: Proxy vs. pocket     Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 8:35 AM ET

    When it comes to executive compensation, there can be a big difference between what's in the company's proxy and what's in a CEO's portfolio, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson.

  • The CEO vs. the worker: Time to compare paychecks Saturday, 3 Aug 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    Do you think it'd be nice to know how much a CEO makes compared with the typical amount made by an employee of his or her company? You're going to find out.

  • Top CEOs: Rich Get Richer     Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 11:22 AM ET

    Rosabeth Kanter, Harvard Business School, and Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Yale School of Management, discuss the results of a recent survey that reveals the compensation packages of some of the nation's top corporate leaders.

  • Equilar Pay Survey: CEOs in the Money     Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 10:45 AM ET

    A compensation company study shows that workers are struggling in a stagnant wage environment but those in the C-suite received double-digit pay increases last year, CNBC's Mary Thompson reports.

  • CEO's $159 Million Pension 'Borders on Obscene'     Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 7:45 AM ET

    The super-sized pension of John Hammergren, current chairman and CEO of drug distributor McKesson, is "outrageous," says management guru Jeffrey Sonnenfeld.

  • Stand and Deliver: Apple Ties CEO Award to Stock Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 8:04 PM ET
    Apple CEO Tim Cook

    Apple added a caveat to CEO Tim Cook's one-time stock award: They're tying it, in part, to the performance of the stock, which is down 42 percent from its high above $700.

  • Toyota Leadership's Big Payday     Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 10:31 AM ET

    After leading the automaker back to the top in global sales, the company's board and CEO are likely to sign off on a 28 percent pay increase for the company's leadership, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Morgan Stanley CEO in the Hot Seat     Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 10:21 AM ET

    James Gorman got his pay approved despite the stock's performance during his tenure. CNBC's Mary Thompson provides highlights from the big bank's shareholder meeting, with Mike Mayo, Credit Agricole Securities bank analyst.