There was a sizable difference between CEO pay reported in
public filings for U.S. and non-U.S. companies for fiscal 2015, according to a
new report from Equilar. Median total compensation for CEOs of U.S. companies
reported in proxy statements was almost three times larger than what CEOs of
non-U.S. companies reported in annual filings, reaching $14.9 million vs. $5.3
million for companies based outside the U.S.
In the U.S., compensation practices have evolved to heavily
favor equity, displayed by the fact that more than 60% of the average pay mix
for U.S. CEOs in the study came from either stock or options, with the inverse
being true for companies based outside the U.S.
Equilar’s Global CEO Pay Trends 2016, featuring commentary from Equatex,
examines CEO compensation at the 50 largest U.S.-based companies and the 50
largest companies based outside the U.S.—as measured by revenue—on the Fortune
Global 500 list. For more information, please visit equilar.com/reports.html.