S&P 500 CEO Pay Rebounds After Decline in 2022

CEO compensation is a multifaceted and often scrutinized aspect of corporate governance. Public companies typically incentivize CEOs to drive corporate performance with lucrative pay packages. Meanwhile, the magnitude of the pay packages awarded to chief executives is regularly a topic of public debate, often drawing the ire of several stakeholders. For 14 years, Equilar has […]

S&P 500 CEO Pay Rebounds After Decline in 2022
Posted by Amit Batish, Equilar, Inc., on Tuesday, July 9, 2024
Editor's Note:

Amit Batish is Senior Director of Content at Equilar, Inc. This post is based on an Equilar memorandum by Mr. Batish and Courtney Yu.

CEO compensation is a multifaceted and often scrutinized aspect of corporate governance. Public companies typically incentivize CEOs to drive corporate performance with lucrative pay packages. Meanwhile, the magnitude of the pay packages awarded to chief executives is regularly a topic of public debate, often drawing the ire of several stakeholders.

For 14 years, Equilar has partnered with the Associated Press to study CEO compensation at S&P 500 companies. The 2024 edition identifies trends in compensation awards for CEOs who served in that role at an S&P 500 company for at least two years as of fiscal year end 2023. Companies must have filed a proxy between January 1 and April 30, 2024 to be featured in this study. (more…)