Pay Pals


CEO pay is determined by a company’s board of directors. Those directors are compensated for the time they spend shaping the company’s strategy. Here’s what the Fortune 100 executives paid each other from 2008 to 2012.

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  • Basic Materials
  • Conglomerates
  • Consumer Goods
  • Consumer Services
  • Financial
  • Health Care
  • Industrial Goods
  • Technology


All Backgrounds
  • All Backgrounds
  • Academia
  • Business
  • Entertainment / sports
  • Foundations / private charities
  • Non-profit
  • Politics
  • Professional (doctor, lawyer, architect, etc.)
  • Religious organizations


2 or more
  • 1 or more
  • 2 or more
  • 3 or more
  • 4 or more
  • 5 or more

In order of:

Total director income
  • Total director income
  • Average annual CEO pay
  • Average change in CEO pay
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  • Stock Performance is the difference between a director's stock index and the S&P 500.
  • A director's stock index is an unweighted index of company stock performances while they sat on the board.
  • CEO pay includes salary, bonuses, stock sales, and other payments.
  • Average CEO Pay is calculated using the last year a director sat on the board of each company.
  • Stock returns do not include dividends.
  • All directors refers to people who sat on the board of at least one Fortune 100 company between 2008 and 2012.

The Pay Pals project relies on financial research conducted by the Center for Economic Policy and Research.

Sources: Google Finance, Yahoo Finance, Securities and Exchange Commission.

By Shane Shifflett, Jay Boice, Hilary Fung and Aaron Bycoffe