Executive Compensation


  • US CEO pay not rising as much as you may expect Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 6:44 AM ET

    Big U.S. companies appear to have handed out smaller increases in compensation to their CEOs in 2013.

  • Barclays axe swinging over investment bank jobs Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 3:54 PM ET

    Barclays is braced for further job losses at its investment bank, as the re-shaping of the bank continues, sources close to the matter said.

  • Just a peek: should all salaries be public info? Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 1:36 PM ET
    John Mackey, co-CEO of Whole Foods Market

    Whole Foods has implemented a policy where employees can look up anyone's salary or bonus from the previous year.

  • Sen. Warren blasts CEO Jamie Dimon's big raise Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 2:17 PM ET
    Jamie Dimon, chairman, president and chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co.

    Following a plague of regulatory headaches, Jamie Dimon's wallet got even fatter this year—a move Sen. Elizabeth Warren criticized.

  • New Microsoft CEO—was an insider the right choice? Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 8:54 AM ET
    Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft

    Microsoft picked an insider in Nadella for its new CEO. Is that the right choice for a company in the midst of a transformation?

  • Fined billions, JPMorgan gives Dimon sizable raise Friday, 24 Jan 2014 | 6:53 AM ET
    JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon

    JPMorgan Chase’s board voted to give Jamie Dimon a new pay package worth about $20 million after his pay was cut in half last year, to $11.5 million.

  • Bonus time on Wall Street  Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 6:52 AM ET

    Adam Zoia, Glocap Search CEO, discusses which types of hedge funds on the Street scored the biggest payouts and which ones fell flat.

  • New GM CEO to earn up to $4.4 million a year Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 3:53 PM ET
    General Motors CEO Mary Barra attends the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Hall on January 16, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan.

    General Motors announced a new pay structure for its top executives that includes a cash base salary of $1.6 million for Chief Executive Mary Barra.

  • 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.

  • Executive Edge: SEC proposes pay restriction rule  Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 6:21 AM ET

    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.