Finance Execs Make More, Risk More of It

CFOs’ compensation increased 17% in 2000, but more than half
their pay consisted of stock options. The at-risk (nonsalary) share of
pay went up for other financial executives as well, reflecting corporations’
greater emphasis on tying compensation to performance.


Top tax executive
Top audit executive
*Based on imputed value equal to one-third of an option’s value when granted.

Note: Data reflect compensation practices at 51 service and industrial companies with average annual revenues of $22 billion.

Source: Pearl Meyer & Partners, New York, .


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