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2002 CFO Compensation at a Selection of Major Companies
Base salary, bonus, gain on options exercised, restricted-stock grant value, long-term incentive plan payout.
CFO.com Staff, CFO.com | US
September 01, 2003

This year's figures are based on a sample of 250 CFOs reported on in the corporate proxy statements of 350 of the largest public companies with revenues over $1 billion that filed proxies between July 30, 2002, and April 4, 2003. The figures do not include "all other compensation" or "other annual compensation." Percentage changes are derived from within the sample only; they are not based on comparisons with data from the surveys of other years.

2002 CFO Compensation at a Selection of Major Companies
High 75th Percentile Median 25th Percentile Low Average Cases
TDC a
% Change
$11,448,365
1,540.5%
$1,656,448
81.9%
$967,349
21.4%
$645,180
-19.3%
$180,020
-96.8%
$1,556,707
60.4%
239
178
Base Salary
% Change
$1,250,000
227.2%
$522,504
10.3%
$426,706
5.2%
$347,573
2.0%
$150,020
-16.0%
$454,606
8.3%
241
181
Bonus
% Change
$10,198,365
694.4%
$500,000
100.0%
$261,367
17.5%
$134,653
-11.1%
$0
-100.0%
$424,988
41.0%
242
181
TAC b
% Change
$11,448,365
285.5%
$975,168
37.4%
$684.133
13.9%
$516,574
-0.2%
$180,020
-72.5%
$877,327
24.4%
239
179
Gain on Options Exercised $10,122,169 $1,422,158 $388,218 $167,254 $10,957 $1,129,333 79
Restricted-Stock Grant Value $4,586,102 $709,619 $318,219 $142,749 $544 $601,574 74
Long-Term Incentive Plan Payout $2,400,000 $534,136 $239,373 $112,097 $8,667 $445,861 74
Total Long-Term Incentives c $10,122,169 $1,225,250 $509,555 $165,876 $544 $1,031,767 161

  1. Total direct compensation (TDC) equals total annual compensation plus total long-term incentives.
  2. Total annual compensation (TAC) equals base salary plus bonus.
  3. Total long-term incentives equals gains on options exercised plus restricted-stock values plus long-term incentive plan payouts.

Source: Mercer Human Resource Consulting



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