CEO compensation and various measures of firm size, health insurers compared with all companies in sample, in millions, 2002–2016

Year Firms Average CEO compensation Average net income Average sales Average market value
All firms
2002 171 $8.2 $517 $40,232 $44,600
2003 180 $11.4 $2,693 $40,553 $51,771
2004 205 $14.0 $2,609 $40,249 $50,049
2005 227 $15.2 $2,729 $40,056 $46,053
2006 249 $23.7 $3,281 $40,526 $48,090
2007 306 $21.6 $2,185 $38,753 $42,149
2008 307 $13.9 $802 $37,009 $26,586
2009 271 $11.9 $1,475 $37,236 $33,319
2010 295 $14.4 $2,503 $38,060 $36,286
2011 310 $15.9 $2,590 $38,804 $33,793
2012 319 $22.8 $2,563 $37,574 $37,464
2013 331 $18.0 $3,174 $36,008 $44,422
2014 350 $20.3 $2,613 $34,471 $47,593
2015 332 $20.5 $2,536 $34,217 $48,789
2016 335 $18.1 $2,612 $33,435 $52,010
Health insurers
2002 5 $8.3 -$86 $25,860 $15,491
2003 7 $25.4 $1,170 $23,834 $19,013
2004 7 $23.9 $1,542 $24,320 $27,968
2005 7 $15.3 $2,017 $29,782 $38,604
2006 7 $33.6 $2,143 $36,181 $33,486
2007 8 $25.3 $2,081 $34,240 $32,933
2008 8 $6.5 $1,342 $35,064 $14,544
2009 8 $21.8 $1,955 $37,054 $17,088
2010 8 $23.0 $2,038 $37,172 $17,568
2011 8 $17.2 $1,896 $37,449 $18,748
2012 9 $21.1 $1,878 $36,516 $17,253
2013 9 $14.0 $1,874 $39,629 $23,555
2014 10 $20.3 $1,681 $39,729 $25,045
2015 10 $21.2 $1,764 $44,788 $28,790
2016 9 $21.2 $2,051 $54,307 $37,020

Notes: CEO compensation reflects salary, bonuses, the value of amounts earned during the year pursuant to nonequity incentive plans, changes in pension value and nonqualified deferred compensation earnings, options exercised, the value of restricted shares that vested during the year, and other compensation. Compensation values reflect Compustat's TOTAL_ALT2 series. All values are in 2017 dollars.

Source: Authors' analysis of data from Compustat's ExecuComp database.

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