In the year from February 2007 to February 2008, total overall
executive compensation, including salary, bonuses, stock options,
pension and other compensation, in domestic publicly traded companies
increased 20.5%, according to a new study, while revenues increased
The study was conducted by ERI Economic Research Institute and
Career Journal, The Wall Street Journal Online's channel for
executives, managers and professionals.
A second study found that from 1997 to February 2008, the increase
in overall compensation packages was 24.7%, while revenues for the
11-year period increased 93%.