Ken Gosselin and colleagues on The Courant’s business-news desk have dug into corporate filings to get a picture of CEO compensation at scores of companies based in Connecticut or with significant operations here. The bottom line: your pay may be stagnating, but the folks in the big offices are doing quite well.
The Courant’s report found that nearly half the CEOs saw their total compensation jump 15 percent or more in 2011. The median pay was just under $8 million, and the vast majority received more money last year than the lifetime earnings of a typical employee at their companies.
Discontent with CEO pay prompted new rules requiring companies to give shareholders a non-binding vote on executive compensation. The Courant reports that pay is still rising, but some say the backlash on pay has led to significant changes in the way companies consider compensation.
Below is a list of companies analyzed by the Courant, with the CEO’s name and total compensation. For a database with more details about the companies and compensation, click here.[table “15” not found /]