Ad Age Salary Survey: Average CEO $14.4 million; Average Worker $37,000
- Options awarded in earlier years and exercised last year accounted for 57% of compensation for executives on this list.
- Other long-term incentives, such as restricted stock grants, accounted for 16% of the typical pay package.
- Bonuses were about 15%.
- Salaries were just 8% of the average CEO's total compensation.
- Base salaries were an average of $1.2 million, up 6.5%. By comparison, median pay for full-time American workers last year was $36,979, up just 1.7%, according to Census Bureau data.
Apple Computer CEO Steve Jobs made $1 in fiscal '05. (his restricted shares were worth $532 million.) IAC/InterActiveCorp Chairman-CEO Barry Diller was no.1 with a package worth $295 million at IAC -- and another $175 million from spinoff Expedia. The other triple-digit million players were Capital One CEO Richard Fairbank; Yahoo CEO Terry Semel; Dell Chairman Michael Dell; and Cendent chairman Henry Silverman.Related Resources at AdAge: Top 25 Highest-Paid Executives (pdf); Chart: Salary as Percentage of Total Compensation (pdf)