The median value of salaries, bonuses, long-term incentives, and grants of stock and stock options for the chief executives of 200 major U.S. companies declined 0.9% to $6.95 million, according to an analysis for The Wall Street Journal by the Hay Group management consultancy.
The drop in total direct compensation was only the third since 1989, when the Journal began tracking CEO pay. In 2008, pay fell 3.4%. The analysis also showed that highly paid CEOs generally run companies that deliver better-than-average shareholder returns.
La crise financière, la supervision gouvernementale et les pressions publiques (incluant le say on pay et la divulgation bonifiée de la rémunération) expliquent probablement ce résultat.