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Most CEOs at S&P 500 companies got paid $13 million or more in 2020, thanks to median pay climbing 15% on stock rises and bonuses

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CEOs at more than 300 of the top public companies in US received median pay of $13.7 million in 2020, up 15% from $12.8 million the year before, according to an analysis by the Wall Street Journal

Executive pay rose thanks to a revived stock market and changes to compensation structures. Less than 10% of total pay was accounted for by salary for most CEOs, the Journal found. CEOs instead added to their pay from increases in the value of their shareholdings and performance-linked stock awards

The analysis found executive pay increased for 206 of details ⇒

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